October 2020

Vanessa Guenther

Vanessa leads communication and dissemination efforts to make Aquaya’s research more accessible. She shares Aquaya’s high-level outputs with international stakeholders and enhances analyses by developing user-friendly visuals. Vanessa builds Aquaya’s brand awareness through website and social media management and search engine optimization. For the Rural Evidence and Learning for Water (REAL-Water) project, she coordinates communication outputs between consortium members and USAID. Vanessa also supports Aquaya’s data initiative, Project W, overseeing data categorization and design of the online platform.

Prior to joining Aquaya, Vanessa was a Duke University Global Policy Fellow with international work experience (e.g., Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva, Switzerland). Her marketing experience ranges from American professional soccer clubs to small startup businesses. Vanessa’s master’s project analyzed the impacts of air quality on diabetes risk in California.

Vanessa has a MESM from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a BA in strategic communication from the Hubbard School of Journalism at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Vanessa is a native German speaker.

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