As an East Palo Alto native, Vanessa is passionate about giving back to her community in a meaningful way. She obtained her bachelors in Psychology with a minor in Educational Studies and Women and Gender Studies. Her previous work experience ranges from working as a medical assistant in a geriatric clinic to working with children at the Stanford Ronald McDonald House. Vanessa is passionate about merging education and health in order to help a child reach their full potential. She is excited to join The Primary School and wholeheartedly believes in its value of an integrated approach for supporting the whole child.