Vanessa graduated with a BS in Visualization and a minor in History from Texas A&M in August of 2015. During her junior year of college, Vanessa came to know the Lord and changed her focus from animation to graphic design with the intent on working for non-profit organizations. In the summer of 2014, Vanessa began serving as a counselor at Teen Reach Adventure Camp, a camp for teenage girls in the foster care system. It was after working at T.R.A.C. that Vanessa realized her desire to work with youth. After college, Vanessa became a part-time employee at Grace Bible Church where she served on the Communications team, while also working as a pre-school teacher at Kingdom Kids Pre-school. She became a youth leader at Grace, and shortly after found the Lord calling her to full-time youth ministry.
As a Fellow, Vanessa will serve on the Youth Staff with the intent on pointing 7th-12th girls to Christ, and walking alongside them as they grow in their relationship with Jesus.