Vanessa is an East Palo Alto native. Her love for children started when she became an aunt to her three nephews. After learning the significance of early childhood development from her psychology courses, her passion for supporting young children grew. She strongly believes that all children have the potential to be great as long as all of their needs are met. Vanessa ensures that all children feel seen and heard whenever she interacts with them because she wants them to know that they matter.
When Vanessa learned about The Primary School's integrated model, she knew she wanted to be a part of this family. Vanessa is excited to help The Primary School fulfill its mission to serve the children and families in her community.
Vanessa earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Public Health from the University of California, Merced.