hi there,

 
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The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.
— ALICE WALKER
 
 

My name is Vanessa and I am a recent graduate from the University of California, Irvine with a Bachelor of Arts in French and International Studies, and a focus on the Middle East.

I come from a Taiwanese-Chinese-American-Immigrant background and my pronouns are she, her, and hers.

As a student and researcher, I am interested in understanding how diverse identities are being included in the scope of global society and seeing the world through the eyes of the most vulnerable populations.

As a professional, I am looking to gain experiences in leadership development, advocacy, and policy and I am especially passionate about women’s issues and international development.

As a writer, I promise transparency and vulnerability.

As a human, I promise kindness.

Thank you for stopping by.

You can find my professional experiences listed here.