Vanessa is from the Dominican Republic, a beautiful island in the Caribbean Sea. She studied nursing and worked in a hospital in Santo Domingo. Then she started her own business in Punta Cana and worked on it for more than ten years.
In 2016, she moved to California with her daughter, had a second child, and became a student at Canada College. She is now studying English and Early Childhood Education, and has a child at a Redwood City public school and another in preschool.
She started with Innovate as a volunteer parent leader and then transitioned to being part of the canvassing staff. She is passionate about supporting the community, especially working with immigrants, and believes education is the key for success.
Her hobbies are eating out and vacationing to different beaches.
…sparked my passion for educational equity and social justice.
Being a mom …
I’m passionate about ______ because ______.
I’m passionate about education because I believe education is the key for success.