Political Analyst Victoria DeFrancesco Soto is one of the top twelve scholars by Diverse Magazine. She is best known as the public speaker and business advisor who teaches in Texas. Moreover, she is the dean of the Clinton School of Public Service at the University of Arkansas.

Victoria DeFrancesco Soto Is A Married Woman

The 39-years-old Victoria tied the marital knot with her longtime partner, Neftali Javier Garcia. She is confidential about her marital details to the public and rarely shares any information. However, she shares a great relationship with her husband at the moment.

Her husband, Neftali, works as a lawyer in Texas. He is Vice President of Government Affairs at McLane Company, Inc. Other than this, not much has come out about Garcia.

Victoria was speaking at one of the public events
Victoria was speaking at one of the public events.
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Additionally, the couple shares four children but is always shielded from public view. Therefore, her fans can’t sneak a peek into the dwellings of Victoria’s family. It seems like she is pretty protective of her family and prefers to keep it as private as possible. 


Samuel DuBois Cook Award winner Victoria is fluent in English and Spanish and works with both news networks. She has expertise in Latino Public Policy, State & National Campaign Politics, Immigration, and Women in Politics. Moreover, she considers herself an early bird, which might be the reason for her productivity.

Soto with Panelists Tom Gjelten (middle) and Tom Hammond (Right)
Soto with Panelists Tom Gjelten (middle) and Tom Hammond (Right).
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Victoria is a huge fan of the NCAA team Arizona Wildcats and also loves college basketball. Further, she enjoys watching games on her phone, even at airports. You might love to read about Korie Koker and Pete Rose.

Victoria is only active on Twitter with 4,379 followers, which is quite a low figure for a political personality. But she will have floods of followers soon.

Victoria DeFrancesco Soto’s Net worth

A multi-talented personality, Victoria has around $2 million, which she accumulated from her career in a different profession. Her jobs include; assistant professor, Director of Communications, public speaker, senior analyst, and writer, and she has worked in several T.V. shows and newspapers.

The average salary of an assistant professor is $63,352, and a public speaker earns $76,094 to $96,893. So, she might make the exact figure. Similarly, as a senior analyst, she received $74,713 and 60,250 from her writing profession. Soto lives in a luxurious mansion with her family in Austin, probably costing millions. Moreover, she owns several expensive cars and gadgets.

Education Profile

Victoria holds special education in her hands. She completed a B.A. in Political Science & Latin American Studies from the University of Arizona. Similarly, she has an M.A. and PhD. from Duke University in 2007, majoring in Political science. Also, read Juan Chioran and Alba Brunet.

An avid learner, she took courses at Stanford University and the University of Michigan and was awarded an honorary doctorate from North-Eastern Illinois University.

Career Achievements

Victoria worked as an assistant professor at the Institute for Policy Research at North Western University from 2006 to 2010. After that, she worked as a Director of Communication at Latino Decisions for a year until 2011.

Besides the teaching profession, Soto is a talented public speaker and has spread her word at the YWCA Nation Conference and Harvard’s Latino Law & Public Diplomacy Program for the U.S. government. Moreover, she is a senior analyst for a polling firm called Latino Decisions.

Victoria (left) speaking at The University of Texas at Austin
Victoria (left) speaking at The University of Texas at Austin. 
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Soto collaborated with Telemundo, MSNBC, and NBC News, where she used her multilingual talent in Spanish and English. Similarly, she appeared on T.V. shows like Now With Alex Wagner, To The Contrary, Real Time with Bill Maher, and The Beat With Ari Melber. Soto has written a book related to Republican women.

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