Victoria is a philosopher of science/biology, specializing in complex systems and self-organization and is a leader in the newly developing field of biosemiotics. She studied at CUNY Grad Center and the Santa Fe Institute and is a Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center alum, former Public Scholar with the NY Council for the Humanities and currently a Fulbright Scholar, soon to be conducting research in biological computation at ITMO University in St Petersburg Russia. In two words, her work is focused on decentralized intelligence. She is also a literary fiction novelist. Her latest, Locus Amoenus (2015), was a Dayton Literary Peace Prize nominee. She is interested in using her understanding of self-organization to design and implement a self-organizing publishing co-operative, specifically for literary fiction.