Vanessa is a California native living in Chicago who is fascinated by art and history. Vanessa’s passion for travel sparked an interest in the humanities, leading her to study abroad in Paris, France, and pursue a degree in Cultural Anthropology. All of this culminated in a desire to support local cultural institutions and communities through fundraising. Vanessa has now been a museum membership professional for five years and is currently working at the MCA Chicago. When not working, Vanessa enjoys connecting with people through the arts, food, and exploring every corner of the world starting with the best rooftop views.