Vanessa Vasquez

Vanessa Vasquez

LEGAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Vanessa was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona, and is a proud daughter of Guatemalan immigrants. She attended the University of Arizona for her Bachelor's and Master's degrees and is a first-generation student. Vanessa graduated Cum Laude with a B.A. in Spanish and Portuguese with a minor in Latin American Studies and studied abroad in Guatemala and Brazil in 2016, and graduated with a Master's in Business Administration in 2023. In 2024, she will be working on her certificate to become a translator and interpreter. Before joining the Florence Project in 2024, she had been working in International Education, starting with working with international students and transitioning to study abroad for students learning Arabic. Her experiences during her undergraduate studies and working with international students have led her to follow her passion for helping refugees and immigrants with her language skills. In her spare time, Vanessa enjoys traveling, dancing, and spending time with her loved ones.

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