“I chose AGS because I wanted a school that was tailored to me. I wanted to be a member of a community that encouraged leadership and creativity. From my first day at AGS, I’ve always felt welcomed and appreciated. It became my second home.”
Vanessa graduated from Brandeis University as a French Studies major with a pre-law concentration. She then returned to Atlanta to take a position at The Posse Foundation. Pursuing her passion for writing, Vanessa is also a contributing writer for Huffington Post and highlights minority leaders in the Arts & Entertainment industry. She aspires to gradually change the way we see each other by publishing the personal stories of creative individuals who have overcome various obstacles and become an integral part of this nation’s international success.
While at AGS, Vanessa received the 2011 Girl Achievement Award as the top scout in the Girls Scouts Greater Atlanta Council for her outstanding character and leadership in Girl Scouts. As a CARE volunteer, she has traveled to Ecuador, in addition to multiple visits to Costa Rica where she worked to restore the biodiversity of the Osa Peninsula and helped high school students with conversational English. She was a member of the Atlanta Ballet and was accepted to the highly competitive Milwaukee Ballet’s Summer Intensive Program in 2012. Vanessa received a full Posse scholarship to Brandeis University.