Vanessa, a San Francisco native, brings an array of experience to the Office of Early Care & Education. She works in the capacity of Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer. As a liaison to the ECE community, Vanessa provides program support to both the Data & Evaluation and Fiscal Strategies teams. Vanessa has a strong background in civil service, particularly in judicial administration and program management. She has worked for the Administrative Office of the Courts, the United States Bankruptcy Court and the Municipal Courts of Houston. Prior to joining the Office of Early Care & Education, Vanessa served as the Clerk of the Public Administrator in the Department of Aging and Adult Services which is housed in the Human Services Agency of San Francisco. In this role, she applied principles of probate law to help manage the estates of deceased San Francisco residents and assisted Senior Estate Investigators in supporting conservatees of the Public Guardian. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from the University of Houston and a Master of Public Administration from Golden Gate University.