As Orr Fellow, Vanessa will gain experience in various roles, including analytics and communication. She’s passionate about delivering products and services that provide meaningful and necessary value to clients, partners, and the greater community.
Prior to coming to FirstPerson, Vanessa was heavily involved at her alma mater, Ball State University. She served as Student Assistant for the Department of Economics and Intern for the Global Reach Associates in Wellington, New Zealand. Her extracurriculars include the Miller Business Honors Program, Women in Business, Black Graduate Student Association, and American Marketing Association, to name a few.
This Illinoian couldn’t live without music, and she’s played saxophone for over ten years in concert and marching bands! Vanessa also loves to write. Her work includes music, poetry, comedy, and food for thought. Outside of the office, Vanessa enjoys volunteering, running, and chasing her current goal of becoming a published author.