Vanessa (she/her) joined the team in the spring of 2020 to further TREC’s DEI service strategy and delivery. She brings 11 years of experience from the technology management and environmental non-profit field, gathering important lessons and best practices from each. Past roles include support and leadership positions in management consulting, training, food justice, conservation, and community organizing. She believes that change is awesome and that we all need a good laugh and a little help to manage it well. Vanessa holds a Bachelor’s in Management from Florida State University with a specialization in Human Resources. She is deeply grateful to serve the environmental community by sharing her skills and tools for developing a DEI lens, building capacity, and managing change. Environmental justice and community healing inspire her passion to lead. Vanessa also loves spending time outside and learning everything there is to know and do as a gardener, artist, cook, dancer and meditator.