Victoria Colella-Larizza

("vik-tor-ree-uh cuh-lel-uh" | she/her/hers)

  • Assistant Director of Office for Disability and Access


  • MEd, special education, Kent State University

  • BS, education, Kent State University


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Victoria was raised in Lorain county and is thrilled to be at Oberlin College & Conservatory. Her interest in higher education began when Victoria had the opportunity to participate in a graduate program at Kent State University, where she was a Transition Coordinator in Training. In her role, Victoria worked with the Career and Community Studies program, facilitating the education of 19 college students with intellectual disabilities at Kent State University. Victoria has over seven years of experience as an Intervention Specialist Moderate/Intensive K-12. Her teaching career began in Bethel, AK, an area so remote there is no road system to access it. Victoria also brings with her experience from her time as a Disability Specialist & Service Coordinator for the Office of Accessibility at The University of Akron.

Outside of Oberlin, Victoria works at her family's small business and enjoys spending time with her partner, son, and fur babies, including Izzy, the rescue dog she brought from Alaska.

Transitioning to college, accommodations in Higher Education, Lorain County (Grew up there), being a first gen student