Victoria Lin

Community Advocate

Victoria Lin joined AALDEF in 2023 as the Community Advocate, focusing on Economic Justice and Anti-Displacement. She graduated from Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) with a Master of Science in Urban Planning specializing in Community Economic Development and the Built Environment, and she received her Honours Bachelor of Arts in East Asian Studies and Public Policy from the University of Toronto.

During graduate school, Victoria served as the research assistant of the GSAPP Anti-Racism Task Force and helped run the Common Circle initiative in which graduate students of architecture, real estate development, planning and preservation came together to research and share common examples of racial injustice in the built environment that intersects with their work and studies. She also worked as a legal assistant and interpreter in Toronto as well as a research intern for the National Trust of Historic Preservation researching and profiling North American Chinatowns.