Vickie's areas of responsibility include fiscal management, project administration, and personnel. She processes financial transactions, manages LAII budgets including internal and external funds, and produces fiscal reports for the unit. She also oversees the work of LAII's interdisciplinary faculty committees which include Executive, Grants and Awards, and Operations. Along with the Managing Editor, she is responsible for the Latin America Digital Beat service that produces three weekly electronic news publications on the region. She holds a bachelor's degree in Bilingual Secondary Education, with concentrations in Spanish and Pre-colonial Mexican History. She also attended the Academia de Bellas Artes in Mexico City and earned a certificate in Ballet Folklorico Mexicano. She enjoys teaching, reading, gardening, and spending time with her grandchildren.