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Place of Residence:
New York, NY
Location on 9/11:
Keefe, Bruyette & Woods | Financial Researcher

There are extraordinary and special people in the world who touch and enhance all who come in contact with them. They are the lambs of God, the Angels on Earth and lovers of life. Vanessa is one such person. Her selflessness, warmth and laughter elevate the spirit of the moment. Her confidence and encouragements strengthen the weakened and vulnerable. Her intelligence and passion for knowledge teach and motivate the confused and misdirected. Her love of family and friends is unconditional and expressed with openness and frequency. Her smile is a constant gift to friends and strangers alike. God has blessed us with Vanessa and because of her, our lives have been enriched. We, the lucky one, have had moments in time that are irreplaceable and will forever be cherished.

Vanessa's early education was at Queen of All Saints and the Academy of the Sacred Heart. She attended St. Ignatius College Prep and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Georgetown University (with her major in economics and minors in Philosophy and theatre). She was hired by Keefe, Bruyette and Woods as a financial researcher in mid-August of this year. Outside her academic career, she was a Suzuki Violinist for 13 years, an equestrian, on the debate team, golf team and a member of the Chicago Catholic Forensic League placing 1st in original oratory. She was on the National Honor Society at St. Ignatius and achieved the recognition as a National Merit Scholar.