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PBteen Extraordinary Teen – Victoria Coaxum

In the spirit of summer travel, this week we are featuring another one of our amazing Extraordinary Teens, 18 year old Victoria who studies abroad!

vVictoria is changing the way young people interact online. In the summer of 2012, she cofounded Think Before You Type, Inc. (TBYT), an anti-cyberbullying and positive self-esteem nonprofit with her sister Lauren. Even while she spends her senior year studying abroad in Indonesia (thanks to a scholarship through the YES Abroad program), Tori keeps using social media and her positive voice to encourage teens to use the internet for good and to raise awareness about cyberbullying.

Make a difference and stop cyber bullying in your community by joining Victoria and her cause to make a change!


Fun Facts about Victoria

  • Dream job – Neurosurgeon
  • Dream college – Duke University
  • Favorite room in the house – Her bright yellow bedroom
  • Favorite candy – Twizzlers
  • Favorite childhood movie – Prince of Egypt
  • Favorite place to volunteer – Local hospital
  • Bedtime – Depends on how much homework she has!
  • Describe your style – I like classic black and white patterns and images with bright colors to accent.

If Victoria was granted 3 wishes, she would ask for:

  • To become a good neurosurgeon
  • For everyone to have the chance to immerse themselves in another culture
  • To be able to create a lasting change with Think Before You Type

For more info on Victoria and all of our Extraordinary Teens visit here. Tell us what makes you extraordinary by entering our contest for a chance to be featured on PBteen like Victoria!

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