Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Vanessa moved to France in 2008 where she lived for 5 years and pursued her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in International Politics and French Studies. After working as a consultant and research assistant at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris, she continued her professional career working at the Australian Embassy in Brasilia as the Executive Assistant to the Ambassador and Public Diplomacy Officer.
Later on, she moved to Edinburgh, Scotland where she furthered her studies in International and Economic Development at the University of Edinburgh. She moved to Atlanta in 2017 with her husband to ultimately join the YER USA team in 2019.
Vanessa loves spending her free time with friends and family. She loves reading, traveling, great meals with amazing company and cannot resist a game of trivia now and again.