Vanessa was born and raised in Athens. Following her passion for arts and culture, she pursued a BA in Art History and an MA in Museum Studies. Her academic background took her early interest to a new level, making her dream even clearer: as an active member of the cultural world, she decided to promote its social impact.
For the past seven years, she has gained broad experience in project management through a variety of collaborations with significant cultural organizations in Greece and abroad, leading to her last position as Head of Production for the Athens Biennale. In line with her vision, she undertook courses such as “Socially Engaged Art” and volunteered in refugee camps and shelters in Athens.
By participating in START and gaining skills and experience, Vanessa aspires to create a sustainable cultural initiative for children facing exclusion, using informal education, new technologies and games.