For the last eight years, Victor Cabada has been working in community based initiatives focused on improving educational and health outcomes. As an AmeriCorps VISTA member, Victor worked as a program liaison to facilitate the process of applying to college among high school students in Maine. During his tenure at AmeriCorps VISTA, he also trained and supervised volunteers serving children and seniors under a different project.
Victor’s experience in health-focused work includes his role as administrative assistant for the Maine Nutrition Network (MNN) and Communities for Children and Youth/Senior Sense (C4CY/SS). In this capacity, Victor conducted literature reviews, program assessments, and community outreach related to physical activity and built environment. While living in Maine, Victor also volunteered as a Design Committee Member for Waterville Main Street. As a committee member, Victor participated in initiatives to expand the local farmers’ market and promote an active community environment (e.g., ensuring bicycle friendly streets and increasing green spaces).
More recently, Victor has worked as a Graduate Research Assistant at Northeastern University‘s Institute on Urban Health Research and Practice (IUHRP). He has been involved in research projects focused on female ex-offenders managing/analyzing data, preparing evaluation reports, and coordinating entrepreneurship efforts.