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Diego VictoriaDiego Victoria

ASIVC President, Irvine Valley College

Diego Victoria is a second-year political science graduate and transfer Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) student. He is a first-generation college student from a Mexican immigrant family.

During his time at IVC, Diego joined the Associated Students of Irvine Valley College (ASIVC) as a Senator and later was elected to be Student President. As ASIVC president, he has led the student government by expanding student rights and increasing the financial accessibility of the campus. He is an EOPS peer navigator mentoring EOPS, Guardian Scholar, and NextUp students. He is an honors program student council member, a two-time debate national champion, and presented research at Stanford University, all while maintaining a 4.0 GPA. Most notably, he has been recognized as a member of the 2024 All-USA Academic Team by Phi Theta Kappa and the American Association of Community Colleges.

Diego is passionate about politics and is transferring to a four-year university preparing for law school. In preparation for a potential political role, he has interned for the Republican Party of Orange County since June and has previously been a summer district intern for the Office of State Assemblyman Phillip Chen and a fall district intern for Congresswoman Young Kim. He has been recognized as the volunteer of the year for the Republican Party of Orange County. In just a couple of days, Diego will move to Washington D.C., and spend his summer as an advocacy intern for CGCN Group, one of the top Republican advocacy firms in the nation.

Diego is a man of the Catholic faith and gives all glory to God. He would like to give a special thanks to his family and those who have supported him through this journey. Diego wants to one day give back to his community by holding a public office and representing all who make Orange County the gem it is