Vanessa joined FEPS in January 2024 as a Project Officer. Previously, she worked as the Project Manager for the Horizon-2020-funded CoronaNet Research Project. In both 2022 and 2023, Vanessa also assisted in organizing the Townhall discussions at the Munich Security Conference. With “100 Voices – One Planet”, she co-founded her own climate justice initiative, which brings together short testimonies of people’s everyday experiences with climate change.
Vanessa completed her bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a minor in Sociology at the Eberhard Karls University Tuebingen and holds a Master of Science in “Politics and Technology” from the Technical University Munich. Through her interdisciplinary studies, she built her expertise in various fields, including European politics, environment and climate policies, as well as data science and artificial intelligence.