Region: Greater Los Angeles
Project(s): Regional Adaptation and Resiliency Program
Vannesa graduated from Scripps College where she obtained my bachelor’s degree in Environmental Analysis and Latin American Studies. Growing up in Los Angeles and being impacted by environmental racism from a young age, she became interested in the intersections between the built environment, environmental justice, and the lived experiences of communities of color. Vannesa pursued these interests inside and outside of the classroom through her internships with local grassroots organizations, which further solidified her passion for environmental justice and the built environment. Through CivicSpark, she looks forward to turning this passion into the start of a long career joining the current movement towards creating a more sustainable, livable, and equitable Los Angeles.