Vanessa supports the cleaning, analysis, presentation, and interpretation of institutional data and data related to abortion projects. She also promotes efficiency in institutional data processes, improved data quality, and the accessibility of data to support organizational learning, decision-making, and strategy development.
Prior to joining IPPF/WHR, Vanessa earned her Master of Public Health from Emory University. While in Atlanta, she served as the Vice President of Emory’s Health Organization for Latin America, was an intern for the Competitive Bids Unit and Emergency Team at CARE USA, and worked as a research assistant for the Hispanic Health Coalition of Georgia. She has also worked as a counselor with REACH Prep, supporting the academic, social, and emotional development of low-income Black and Latino students placed in independent schools throughout New York and Connecticut.
For her Master’s thesis, Vanessa studied youth resilience and adolescent health in Asunción, Paraguay. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Development from Cornell University and a Master of Public Health in Global Health from the Emory University.
Where were you born?
Port Chester, New York, USA
What languages do you speak?
English, Spanish, French, Portuguese
What's the most amazing thing you've seen while traveling?
The resilience and determination of young people living in adverse circumstances.