As Program Manager for GCSO, Vanessa oversees the Consortium’s capture strategy, technology and communication functions, special events and public outreach. Prior to her work with GCSO, Vanessa supported the Executive Director of the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University. She also worked closely with the Institute’s Director of Communications, Development Staff and Board of Directors for Sustainability at ASU.
Vanessa previously led a number of ASU Wrigley Institute programs including the Stardust Center for Affordable Homes & the Family, the Neely Foundation Food & Agriculture Sustainability Research Grant program and the Martinson Sustainability Solutions Research Grant program. Vanessa studied sustainability and sociology at ASU and has a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. Her research interests are embedded in social behavior change for urban sustainability.