Bio: Victoria Sardella

Victoria Sardella

Talk Title: ” The 3 Point Punch”

Victoria SardellaVictoria Sardella is a psychology and social work double major at Creighton. She is an executive member of Active Minds, a nonprofit organization that works to reduce the stigma of mental illness on college campuses throughout the country. She will serve as president of the organization for the 2018–2019 academic year.

Last summer she participated in breakthrough research with Rogers Behavioral Health, a leading behavioral health hospital in Wisconsin. She helped develop an application that uses Cognitive Bias Modification to provide people with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and depression more affordable and effective treatment options. Locally, she co-founded and continues to organize a support group for people in and around Omaha with OCD.

A member of the International OCD Foundation, Sardella regularly participates at its annual conference. She envisions one day becoming a clinical psychologist. Most of all, she says she “hopes to inspire people by using her story as a platform to demonstrate how to move from a place of vulnerability to empowerment and leadership.”