In 2012, Vanessa Vasquez graduated from Alverno College with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Women Studies, Psychology, and a minor in Spanish Language and Cultures. Vanessa has worked as a bilingual Admissions Counselor for the Admissions Department at Alverno. Recently Vanessa transitioned to working under the department of Student Affairs as a Residence Life Coordinator. In her spare time Vanessa dedicates her time volunteering for the advancement of Hispanic students in higher education and serves as a mentor and advocate for their success. She served as the 2013-2014 Ms. Mexican Fiesta Ambassador, representing the Wisconsin Hispanic Scholarship Foundation/Mexican Fiesta.
Alverno College, a four-year independent, Catholic, liberal arts college for women, exists to promote the personal and professional development of its students. The college has earned accolades and respect internationally for its highly effective ability-based, assessment-as-learning approach to education, and has consulted with three U.S. presidential administrations on accountability and outcomes in higher education.