Vanessa participated in Decision Medicine in 2005, while she was a student at Franklin High School. She went on to graduate from the prestigious Johns Hopkins University and came back to Stockton to work for 2 years as SJMS’ Community Relations Manager, where she was the lead facilitator for Decision Medicine. Vanessa is currently a resident, training in the Sutter Santa Rosa Family Medicine Program and ultimately plans to return to Stockton to serve the community in which she grew up.