Vaneshia is a chef, strategy consultant, and aspiring writer. She currently produces food-centered events at Harvard and attends the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts. Vaneshia graduated from Harvard in 2016, where she studied History of Science, African American Studies, and Spanish. Since graduation, she has published policy recommendations on foster care reform, lived in Bahia to explore how Brazilians combat structural racism, completed several fellowships, and worked in public affairs. A South Los Angeles native, Vaneshia aspires to uplift and empower Black and other underserved communities to build intergenerational health and wealth. She currently serves on the California Child Welfare Council and has served on the board of Coro Southern California. She speaks Spanish and Portuguese, and enjoys reading, yoga, music, and travel.