I'm //vanessa.

about me.

vanessa started her career as a social worker in Chicago before transitioning to work centered in purpose, community, and care in relation to intersectional feminism, harm reduction, and technology / society. vanessa received her MBA from Simmons School of Management (MA) with a focus on organizational behavior. She continues to explore feminist approaches to cyber security and international relations; the role of history, narrative, and power in the creation of sex trafficking policies. vanessa is currently cultivating a care network with - and for - women-identifying and gender nonconforming folx experiencing online and other forms of harassment in STEM.

/you can find my professional work and resume over at /rhino& wrenn. ​


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I used to have MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, ... but after years as a communications, specifically digital media, professional I made the decision to scale back my online footprint. Why? Mainly for my mental health, wellness, and safety.

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