Vanessa is a proud alum of Texas A&M University Corpus Christi where she received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology. As a Prevention Educator with Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center, she provides educational support, resources, advocacy, and awareness on teen dating violence, domestic violence, and sexual assault. She has a strong passion for social justice, and her work is geared towards eliminating and reduce factors that cause the victimization of domestic and sexual violence and unhealthy relationships within the communities. She enjoys working out, playing basketball, podcasting, and reading.
Favorite Quote: “I wish there was a way to know you’re in ‘the good old days’ before you’ve actually left them.” – Andy Bernard (The Office)
Favorite Food: I love cooking and eating healthy but outside of that I love sushi and pizza.
Favorite Bands: Luke Combs, Austin Stone Worship, and Khalid
Advice you would give your younger self: Challenge yourself to grow, engage in enjoyable environments, fulfill a hierarchal need for human connection, and understand that your ability to align your life correctly is not determined by other people.
Where to find Vanessa: At the gym, peacefully reading somewhere, on a hike, with family and friends, or somewhere adventurous with my daughter.