Victoria DeFilippi  – 2022 and 2023 Nevada Women’s Fund Scholarship Recipient

Victoria is from Carson City, and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology at UNR. Her passion for research stems from her father’s 2011 Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis, leading her to explore biomedical engineering with a focus on diagnostic technologies. Aspiring to be the first female engineer in her family and upholding the tradition of attending UNR for engineering, Victoria has developed a keen interest in neuroscience research. With innovative thinking, she plans to contribute to the pharmaceutical field upon completing her Ph.D., specifically focusing on Multiple Sclerosis therapeutics. In addition, she is set to serve as the student speaker at the 2024 Salute to Women of Achievement Event!

Nevada Women’s Fund is dedicated to Empowering Women to Achievement through education and career advancement opportunities, uplifting their families, and ultimately strengthening the very fabric of our community.

We believe that education is the cornerstone of empowerment. With the support of corporate and community donors, NWF provides scholarships to deserving women, unlocking their potential and offering them the opportunity to complete their education.