Vanessa is a B.A. candidate in sociology with a double minor in human rights and education at Stanford University. At Stanford, she has continued her work in the education field as the co-president of Health Education Lifetime Partnerships For Kids, a tutor for East Palo Alto Stanford Academy, and experience as a teacher assistant for Self & Society: Introduction to Social Psychology, and Frosh 101. Vanessa’s research interests thus primarily focus on education equity for youth in marginalized communities and the intersectionality between race and socioeconomic status through policy and outreach/targeted programs. Vanessa also strongly advocates for LGBTQ+ rights, education policy supporting Southeast Asian minorities and their achievement, and diversifying educational materials and content to decolonize the education system as we know it.