Victoria Moreno is a 2022 Knauss Marine Policy with NOAA's Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research as a Policy Analyst and Special Assistant to the Assistant Administrator. Victoria received a B.S. in Environmental Studies with a minor in Anthropology from the University of Richmond in 2019. She received her Master in Public Policy at Oregon State University (OSU) in December 2021. While at OSU, she was a National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center Fellow.Victoria is an interdisciplinary scientist passionate about building resilience within marine and coastal communities and industries to adapt to environmental and anthropogenic stressors. Victoria's graduate research explored how Oregon's Dungeness crab industry members perceived their adaptive capacity to ocean acidification and other environmental stressors. Most of her research was focused on demonstrating the importance of the inclusion of stakeholders when considering policy and management decisions. She is excited to work at the interface of marine science and policy and enact change for marine and coastal communities by working toward collective desires while working with the Assistant Administrator of NOAA's Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research.In addition to her graduate work, Victoria has been working with COMPASS ScienceCommunications as a Regional Engagement Fellow to engage in her passion for translating scientific and community perspectives to influence marine and coastal change through policy and management. As a fellow with COMPASS, she supports the Science Solutions Program by analyzing and synthesizing current policy and science and supporting scientists in their efforts to connect with policymakers and other audiences, with a specific focus on the western U.S.