Vanessa is an Editing Partner as well as, a Humanities and Psychology tutor. A dedicated educator, she began her career as a college advisor in 1994 with the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) at SDSU and the California Student Opportunity and Access Program (CAL-SOAP) where she assisted hundreds of students through college admission processes. Vanessa is known for her passion for ensuring students have the skills needed to navigate college and university systems. She received a fellowship for her work focusing on academically gifted adolescents and academic identity. She also received grants and research opportunities that include travel to Uganda. For an affiliate of John’s Hopkins, she developed and taught innovative, culturally appropriate curriculum standardized by the Rwanda Ministry of Health. Under a grant from USAID and the Education Development Center (EDC) in Washington D.C., she was the Project Content & Coordination Associate for a three-week education tour for teacher educators from Pakistan. Vanessa studied English Composition at San Diego State University and obtained a master’s degree in Educational Psychology at Eastern Michigan University. As peer advisor in the Educational Studies doctoral program at Eastern Michigan University she was also graduate student dissertation editing partner. While Assistant Editor for the peer reviewed Journal of Educational Studies she engaged writers to develop exceptional articles. She has taught college-level psychology courses and developed writing workshops in both community college and university settings. Vanessa collaborated on a Guide to Higher Learning Potential which was distributed to all, over 30,000, UK schools. In addition to working with Hamilton Education, she is assistant editor for Psychology Today.