vicky pridgen

Peace Corps
City of Austin
Austin, Texas

Vicky Pridgen works at the City of Austin where she strives to provide effective community outreach and code education so that Austin continues to be a safe and livable city. Vicky is passionate about the City’s dedication to designing and building services for residents with a more human-centered approach. She is also currently a student at the Austin Center for Design studying interaction design and social entrepreneurship. After college, she served in the Peace Corps in Niger designing civic education curricula for primary school students. Since then, some of her favorite roles have included driving communications strategy for a technology nonprofit in Madagascar and strengthening partnerships at a startup co-working space in East Austin. Vicky is a graduate of Leadership Austin, an alum of New Politics Leadership Academy’s Answering the Call, and she currently serves on the board of the Heart of Texas Peace Corps Association. She graduated from Rice University with a bachelor's degree in Cognitive Sciences.