Vanessa provides support to the McDougall team in various areas including social media, campaign planning and execution, and media reporting. Having grown up in France to a Danish father and an American mother, Vanessa attributes her passion for stories, and their power to connect people, to her unique background.
An avid reader and writer who enjoys collaborating with others, Vanessa graduated from Syracuse University’s S.I Newhouse School of Public Communications with a B.S. in Public Relations. Throughout her undergraduate career, she was a member of Hill Communications, the student-run PR firm, and served as Advertising Director for Zipped Magazine. She also completed an internship at a leading events-management firm, MCI Group.
Since relocating to Rochester, Vanessa started out in digital marketing, and still currently works as a Public Relations Representative for Entercom, where she assists with radio station events. In her downtime, you can either find her at a concert, or watching the latest must-see TV show.