Vanessa is an entrepreneur & a scientist. She received her Ph.D. in Neuroscience and co-founded a natural food CPG company while in grad school. Her interests lay at the intersection of healthcare, technology, and entrepreneurship. She works with healthcare organizations who want to leverage advancements in technology to improve patient care and organizations involved in Smart City efforts. She also mentors startups and entrepreneurs, focusing on their business model and value proposition. In her spare time she rides bikes, skis, and runs with her two dogs.