Born and raised in Elizabeth, New Jersey, Vanessa Soriano is a graduate student at New York University– pursuing her Master’s in Secondary Education with a concentration in teaching Social Studies. Vanessa holds a BA from Montclair State University in Political Science with a minor in Latin American/Latino Studies. Her senior capstone project was on colorism in Latin American institutions with a focus on social programs. While pursuing her undergraduate degree, she worked as a constituent services advocate for the House of Representatives, building expertise on cases from the Department of State and Health & Human Services. In 2019, she participated in MSU’s Human Rights Education Project to create a curriculum on the Venezuelan health care crisis. She also presented a paper proposal at Nuestra America: Justice and Inclusion, Latin American Studies Association 2019 Congress. Through her work, Vanessa continues to fight for the liberation of all through political and education reform.
Updated May 2020