Vanessa has spent much of her life living in London. She is a graduate of the University of Birmingham (UK,) where she received a BA in Drama and Theatre Arts. She is a passionate advocate for women’s reproductive health and rights globally. Vanessa now resides in New York City and is fully engaged in managing her family’s foundation, Red Butterfly Foundation. The Red Butterfly Foundation was established in 2015 to “make a lasting and meaningful impact for animals, the arts and women & girls.” Vanessa also serves on the board of Women Moving Millions, where she is leading a newly created program within the WMM community to develop Next Gen philanthropists. In her philanthropic work, Vanessa helps women’s rights non-profits develop their social media/digital storytelling content to appeal to the next generation of philanthropists.