Vanessa has a deep appreciation for how the law interacts with the business world. Vanessa has a breadth of private practice and in-house legal experience, beginning her career as a corporate lawyer at Goodmans LLP focused on the areas of securities law and both public and private M&A transactions. Vanessa subsequently acted as legal counsel to one of Canada’s largest privately-owned food companies and advised a single-family office on both legal and investment matters. Vanessa completed the combined JD/MBA program at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and the Rotman School of Management. Vanessa also holds a Bachelor of Commerce (First-Class Honours) from the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University. Vanessa has completed two international exchanges to Trinity College Dublin and the Chinese University of Hong Kong.