Vanessa is a first generation Arab-American who found her voice through the progressive movement. Most recently, she served as Digital Communications Director for the State Innovation Exchange, a national non-profit that provides resource and support to state legislators across the country. She cares deeply about issues of immigration, sexual assault prevention, social justice, and protecting women’s reproductive health.
Vanessa went to the University of Colorado-Boulder where she studied Broadcast Journalism. She spends her free time rock climbing, hiking and exploring new trails in this wonderful state, or playing with her adorable puppy. She also spends a lot of time with her family in Aurora where she and her family moved to after living in Lebanon.