Vanessa recently drove cross country from Chicago to the Bay Area, in Feb 2018, with her fiance and 12-year-old Yorkie. She has only ever lived in Chicago, but frequently takes advantage of their Southwest Companion Pass to travel! She has been to many places in the US, also traveling to the Philippines, Greece, Dominican Republic, Paris and Mexico. They are hoping to add the Maldives as their next destination. Vanessa is very family orientated, having over 60 first cousins/nieces/nephews and enjoys spending time with her family and friends as much as possible. Since moving to the Bay Area, they like to spend time exploring the outdoors with year-round sunshine!
Vanessa has worked in numerous places including outpatient clinics, schools, early intervention, and most recently 6 years at the children’s hospital of Chicago. She received her OT degree from Chicago State University. She always knew she wanted to work with children having so many family members to babysit/play with!