Victor Baten is a policy strategist with over 6 years of experience with national Latino advocacy organizations, political campaigns, and on Capitol Hill. Victor is currently pursuing a Master’s of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy. Prior to attending graduate school, Victor worked for the Latino constituency group of the American Federation of Labor & Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO). Victor worked with Congress and the Obama Administration on issues that affect U.S. workers and Latinos. Before joining the AFL- CIO in 2013, Victor coordinated Latino outreach for the 2012 election of Representative Lois Frankel (FL-22), served at the offices of Representative Judy Chu (CA-32) and Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Green the Capitol Initiative. Victor was raised in Boynton Beach, Florida and has a B.S. in Political Science from Florida State University. He is an alumnus of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) and was selected as a Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Fellow at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public Policy.
He was a 2016-2017 participant in AICGS’ “Transatlantic Exchange Program for Young Minorities: Giving Voice to Future Leaders,” sponsored by the Transatlantik-Programm der Bundesrepublik Deutschland aus Mitteln des European Recovery Program (ERP) des Bundesministeriums für Wirtschaft und Energie (BMWi).