As the the Talent Lead at IDEO.org, Vanessa is focused on connecting talented and passionate professionals to opportunities at IDEO.org.
Prior to joining IDEO.org, Vanessa developed her HR and recruiting skills working at large corporations and tech start-ups. She also worked for several nonprofit organizations were she provided advocacy and legal services to clients.
Vanessa holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Wisconsin and a Bachelor's in English Literature from Ohio State University. She is passionate about providing opportunities for people from all backgrounds and creating an inclusive environment for people to thrive in. When Vanessa is not working you can find her planning her next beach getaway or diving into a new sci-fi novel.