I’m Victoria Estrella Worch
It’s great to meet you! Cafevic is where I write and share stories and advice. I like to write about my experience of going from 1 to 3 children. When I can, I also share experiences from my career in student leadership and academic advising in Higher Education. And now, I get to add experiences doing community leadership development at the Novato Chamber of Commerce and academic advising at Dominican University of Ca. I love doing interviews with other twin parents, stay-at-home and working parents, student affairs professionals, community leaders and college students.
Along with writing peices for my own blog, I wrote for twiniversity.com and Multiplicity Magazine. I have a Masters in Education in College Student Affairs from Azusa Pacific University and a B.A. in Liberal Arts from the Hutchins School of Liberal Studies from Sonoma State University.
5 fun facts about me!
1. I loved watching Stranger Things and The Crown, can’t wait for them to come back on.
2. When I go out to restaurants, I love sitting at the Bar.
3. I have advised over 200 Community College Student Government Officers and have been the advisor to 13 different Associated Students groups.
4. If I could open a small business it would be a cafe/coffee shop called Cafevic. (Current retirement plan. either by the sea or in the mountains)
5. In my free time, I write, do yoga, hike to the top, and ride bikes with my family.
Something I do to make a difference in my community?
I’m a leadership consultant for the Novato Chamber of Commerce. This fall, I’m excited to teach my 2nd Leadership Novato Class.
Something New, Something old?
My running shoes our new, yay! Our washer and dryer is old, but man, we are told they are old school and will last another 10 years!
Something worth reading?
“Wild From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail” by Cheryl Strayed. Changed my life! I read it the first 3 months my twins were born. Let’s just say, at 3am, I was on the couch feeding babies, but in my mind I was in the Sierra Nevadas. Loved it!
My twins are four!
Something worth doing?
Taking a one year maternity leave.
Something worth letting go?
Titles. Once I let go of the job title, and focused on the opportunity to work, my life changed drastically. For me, I want to do work where I can share what I know, use my strengths, help others find their strengths, and have fun!
Important achievements to me:
- Marrying Matthias Worch
- Giving birth and raising my son and twin daughters.
- Finishing my M.Ed in College Student Affairs at APU
- Graduating from Sonoma State University, 1999, B.A. Hutchins School of Liberal Studies
- Graduating from Bear River High School, 1995
- Living by myself for 2 1/2 years, 2002-2004. Living in Rhode Island, 1997-1998.
- Traveling to Seattle many times in my 20’s with my best friend, Spain on my own, Germany with my husband, Canada with my parents and sister, and Mexico with my roommate.
About my blog: I started my blog as part of a College Student Affairs graduate course back in September 2006. I was asked to show a list of references related to higher education. Once I got the assignment organized, I incorporated the blog part and it took off. Also, as part of my graduate program, I had to complete an online portfolio capstone project. My blog became the place to launch my capstone.
Fast forward to today and you will find my writing has taken off.
-BLOG: My blog where I write about my experience of going from 1 to 3 children, and the amazing things Student Affairs professionals do on our university, colleges campuses and in the community.
-PORTFOLIO: My portfolio is the place where I highlight projects from my work, along with my resume, published work, and student testimonials.
-New moms and new parents of multiples
-Professionals in Student Affairs and Community Leadership
-Freshmen and Transfer students
-Family and friends
I hope you gain something from my writings and if you see something you like that you would like to publish, please contact me. I would love to work with you. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org. I’m also on Twitter @cafevic.
Special thank you to my editors Robyn Tornay and Matthias Worch for helping make this happen.
Thank you for stopping by!