Vanessa joined the Emerging Market Sustainability Dialogues (EMSD) program as a Junior Advisor in November 2019. She studied Intercultural Communication with a focus on Japanese culture and language at the University of Milan-Bicocca and the Okinawa Prefectural University of Arts (B.A.) and International Relations at the University of Cambridge (M.St.).
In 2018-2019, Vanessa was a Carlo Schmid Fellow at UN Environment in Geneva. In this function, she contributed to a serious of policy papers and high-level events on sustainable infrastructure as well as training products on green industrial policy. Prior to that, Vanessa worked as a communications consultant at imaginary srl, an Italian SME specializing in gamified learning and eHealth solutions, and as a public sector advisor at PwC Luxemburg where she supported a European Commission-sponsored program helping European SMEs tap into various Asian target markets.