Vanessa graduated from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration(GIMPA) with a Bachelor of Law (LLB). She is currently pursuing a Joint Masters Program for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Manitoba and her interests are in children’s rights, family violence and sexual trafficking. Her passion to advocate for the vulnerable was birthed in law school and she has done numerous internships with law firms in Ghana, 2/3 of which did their work on a pro-bono basis. Vanessa has experience working with children as a CCA and has served on the board of a non-profit youth organization. She is also an executive member of the Peace and Conflict Studies Student Association. It is her hope that working with MARL will help her reach out to and advocate for vulnerable persons in Winnipeg through the creation of awareness to their rights.