Vanessa graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre from The University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas. After graduating, she returned to UIW to serve as the costume shop manager until the fall of 2016. She is currently pursuing her Master of Fine Arts degree in Costume Technology from The University of Texas at Austin. Vanessa is a member of the United Stated Institute for Theatre Technology and has worked as a stitcher/wardrobe for Austin Shakespeare Festival, Six Flags Fiesta Texas entertainment and the local stagehands union in San Antonio where she dressed several Broadway tours including Wicked and The Lion King. This is her second season with TSF.