Vanessa leads Aquaya’s communication and dissemination efforts to make research more accessible. She communicates Aquaya’s high-level analyses to international stakeholders and enhances outputs with harmoniously designed visuals. Vanessa builds Aquaya’s brand awareness through website and social media management and search engine optimization. She also supports Aquaya’s data initiative, Project W.
Prior to joining Aquaya, Vanessa was a Duke University Global Policy Fellow with international work experience in places such as the 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 Masters’ 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 B.A. in Strategic Communication from the Hubbard School of Journalism at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. Vanessa is also a native German speaker.