Vanessa earned her degrees in education from Western Governors University and currently holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics education and a masters in Physics education. She worked at a college preparatory academy in Florida for 8 years, where she earned recognition as teacher of the year. She worked for FGA as a math teacher before becoming the Assistant Director for Mathematics.
In her free time, she enjoys reading books and cooking. One of her favorite things to do is make extravagant dinners and desserts. She worked in the veterinary field for 16 years before becoming a teacher, where she began as a pet groomer and became a certified veterinary technician. She also was born in Montreal, Canada, where she often visits family. Although not as fluent as she used to be, her elementary schooling was entirely in French and she still speaks the language.