Vanessa Barbic is a native of the Bay Area. Being a first generation college student herself she has always been motivated to help students reach their personal and academic goals. She holds a BA in Communication from the University of Southern California, and a MS in Career Counseling from San Francisco State University. Vanessa lived and traveled abroad in Australia and Southeast Asia for 2.5 years before deciding to pursue her Master’s Degree. Before joining SRA she spent time working at Google and Pandora in Human Resources and Event Management.