Alumni Profile: Victoria Vasquez Ikerd-Schreiter
MPA graduate went on to law school, is partnering with the United Nations to raise awareness of autism
Victoria Vasquez Ikerd-Schreiter's education at National University has served as a gateway to public service and a springboard to a law degree.
After earning her Master of Public Administration degree in 2000, the U.S. Navy veteran went on to graduate from California Western School of Law . She was a recipient of the California Bar Foundation’s Exceptional Merit Scholar.
After interning at the San Diego County District Attorney’s office , Ms. Ikerd-Schreiter became a District Representative for former State Senator Denise Ducheny in District 40, which includes southern San Diego County, part of Riverside County, and all of Imperial County.
Among her numerous accomplishments while in the service of Senator Ducheny, the mother of three served as Co-chair of the South County Autism Task Force for the Senate Select Committee on Autism
Since the diagnosis of her oldest child with Autism in September 1999, Ms. Ikerd-Schreiter has advocated for the needs of children with Autism and their families to overcome their disability. She is a past member of the Board of Directors of the San Diego County Chapter Autism Society of America, where she served for 10 years.
Ms. Ikerd-Schreiter is currently working to create a United Nations chartered non-governmental organization to improve knowledge about and services for children with autism in underserved countries across the globe. She practices Special Education Law and continues to advance the efforts of her organization, the World Autism Alliance, which has gained the interest of the First Lady of Baja California Mexico.