Vicki was born in Poltava, Ukraine, and immigrated to Israel with her family at the age of 11. She holds M.A. in Sociology and Anthropology and an M.A. in Clinical Psychology. Vicki's research focused on religious views and dating patterns of the young Russian-speaking Jews in Israel. Over the past few years Vicki has launched several initiatives promoting the legitimacy of RSJ narrative in the Israeli public discourse. She co-founded organization “Generation 1.5”, which brings together Russian-speaking activists around this goal; she was one of the leaders of the 2011 Social Protest, concentrating on the public housing and contracting work problems of RS community; and she co-facilitated of a group of Russian-speaking women who dealt with their double invisibility, as women and immigrants. She also publishes articles and gives lectures on this subject.