Vanessa is our HR and Legal Consultant and she brings extensive investigative experience with regards to discrimination and harassment claims as well as employment law issues. Vanessa received her Bachelor’s in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity from Stanford, Juris Doctor from USC, and she was selected as San Diego Super Lawyers Rising Stars in 2016 and 2017. Vanessa is a Southern California native, mother of 2 and is an avid soccer fan who coaches her daughter’s soccer team. Vanessa is an instructor for UCSD Extension and a board member for Casa de Amparo, a non-profit organization that serves children within the foster care system. Legalese interpreter, investigator extraordinaire, teacher, mother, volunteer, teammate; she is a wonder woman who we call our SDHRC Lady Justice.