As the Senior Conservation Program Manager, Vanessa oversees the Sun Coast office's conservation programs, supporting regional and national efforts while emphasizing advocacy and partner engagement.

Her professional passion lies in developing programs that bring together diverse stakeholders with the shared goal of conserving and understanding biodiversity. Vanessa will be instrumental in advancing current priority campaigns in the Sun Coast region while also leading new and expanded initiatives across North Florida, Louisiana, and beyond. Hailing from Jacksonville, Florida, her favorite U.S. National Park is the Dry Tortugas.