Dr. Victor Amaya
President and Executive Director
Dr. Victor Amaya leads DYCU’s strategy and operations with a goal of helping the organization drive impact to improve conditions in the community. He is a veteran educator, instructional coach, and school leader, with a focus on success measures and impact. Before joining Data You Can Use, he led the Impact Department and served as the Interim Executive Director at City Year Milwaukee, the local affiliate of a national education non-profit.
Dr. Amaya was born in Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico, and immigrated to Milwaukee when he was twelve. He is a MPS graduate of Riverside University High School and earned his BA in Sociology and Spanish from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. He earned a MS in Administrative Leadership, a Director of Curriculum and Instruction license, and a District Superintendent’s license and a Doctorate in Leadership in the Advancement of Learning from Cardinal Stritch University.
Victor is a dynamic leader whose mission is to create opportunities, invest in people, and break down barriers to just policies and practices, especially for those most impacted by inequities. He is a proud resident of the South Side of Milwaukee where he lives with his 12-year-old son (who is also named Victor). In his free time, he enjoys reading, exercising, traveling, and enjoying all that Milwaukee has to offer.