Vicki graduated Cum Laude from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio in 1992 with a BA in Diplomacy and Foreign Affairs. Following a brief internship with an Illinois Congressman in Washington DC, she attended the University of Illinois College of Law where she graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1995 with a Juris Doctorate. Thereafter, Vicki practiced law for several years as an Associate Attorney working in litigation.
After the arrival of her children, Vicki focused her time and attention on being a full-time stay-at-home parent, during which time she was actively involved as a volunteer with their schools and multiple extra-curricular activities. She has re-entered the legal workforce, now practicing law again as an Associate Attorney with Mandas Law Offices.