Victor Flores-Lopez is a student in recovery. He is currently a rising senior at Rutgers University where he attends their School of Social Work. He will be graduating in May 2019. His motivation, perseverance and dedication to helping others, has pushed him to continue his education after graduation, and seek a Master’s Degree in Social Work. Victor is the first person in his family to graduate from high school.
Victor is a proud member of the Collegiate Recovery Community at Rutgers, and Association of Recovery in Higher Education (ARHE) and S.A.F.E Project US 2019 Collegiate Recovery Leadership Academy. Through the Academy, he has been working on a long year “impact project” that will raise awareness of addiction and recovery at Rutgers University and in the community at large.
Additionally, Victor has been interning and working as a recovery mentor for the past three years at The Raymond J. Lesniak Experience, Strength & Hope Recovery High School for the past three years. Victor continues to encourage and empower others to seek help for their addiction. He hopes that his success can be a testament that recovery is possible.
Four-time Ammon Scholarship recipient, Victor has been involved with the Ammon Foundation practically since inception. Victor has been an active member of #TeamAmmon by participating in Ammon Recovery Scholar focus groups, attending the 2018 Leadership Summit – Recover Out Loud, and sharing his story publicly at events and with the media. Victor is excited to serve on the Foundation’s Advisory Council and bring what might be the most important voice to the table – the voice of the individuals the Foundation serve.