Instructors and Staff
Vanessa graduated with a B.S. in Human Services from California State University, Fullerton. She served as an Event Planner chair member for the Human Services Student Association and as a California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC) representative for financially disadvantaged students committed to Public Child Welfare. While attending college, she worked for Orange and Fullerton Unified School Districts, where she was recognized for her exceptional progress with students with special needs, and for the Department of Education as a Title 1 Tutor, serving at-risk teens living in group home settings. At Harvard Business School, she was the Preschool Teacher for the children of M.B.A. students and faculty. Vanessa has extensive management experience at various start-up companies. As a Practice Manager in a healthcare venture, she continues to help others by creating positive working environments and relationships with doctors, surgery centers, and patients.
As the newest member of the Advantage Testing Foundation, Vanessa is excited to work with students from diverse backgrounds and contribute to the foundation’s mission of propelling motivated young leaders toward their law school dreams. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their dog Coco, weightlifting, watching Mixed Martial Arts, leaving positive reviews for restaurants and small businesses, painting, and, most recently, learning digital art.