University: University of Messina, Italy
Vanessa’s journey as a young diplomat began in 2012 when she received a government scholarship to study Business Administration at the Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRRJ) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. While in Brazil, she was an active part in research on developing countries such as Brazil, Russia India, China and South Africa (BRICS). In 2014, Vanessa was selected to participate in the Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations (HPAIR) Asian Conference in Tokyo, Japan. She went on to become a part of the organizing committee of the seventh staging of the World Regional Government Summit and has received numerous scholarships to pursue post-graduate studies in Europe. Vanessa is a 2017 Prime Minister’s Youth Award nominee for International Achievement from St. James, Jamaica. Currently, she studies for her master’s degree in International Management at the University of Messina (UNIME) in Italy. She hopes that by joining Prancing Ponies, her achievements can influence the lives of future female leaders.