As an associate counselor, Vanessa supports clients ranging from health tech companies to non-profits in various areas, including strategic content development, media relations and reporting, and social media management. Vanessa is especially passionate about the digital and social media landscapes, and recently completed the Hootsuite Social Media Marketing Certification.
A proud 'Third Culture Kid', Vanessa grew up in France to a Danish father and an American mother, and she attributes her passion for storytelling to her unique background. An avid reader and writer who enjoys collaborating with others, she 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 the PRSSA, Hill Communications (a student-run PR firm), and served as Advertising Director for Zipped Magazine. She is also fluent in French and interned at MCI Group, a leading events-management firm based in Switzerland.
After relocating to Rochester, Vanessa started out in digital marketing, and worked as a Public Relations Representative for broadcasting giant Entercom, where she assisted with live radio station events for over 2 years. In her downtime, you can either find her with her bingeing the latest and greatest TV shows, burying her nose in a book, or catching some live music.