Vanessa is pictured with one hand on her head and she is wearing a maroon baseball hat that says MIT. She is also wearing a black t-shirt that says "Girls who code write the future" in capital, white letters, and jeans. Her other hand is on her hip.
Vanessa wearing an MIT hat and a shirt that says “Girls who code write the future”


I am currently a student technical assistant for the Air Traffic Controls Team at MIT Lincoln Laboratory (Fall 2021-Spring 2022). Previously, I was a computing scholar intern at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Summer 2021).

I co-wrote a technical proposal to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) with a team of 9 during the NASA L’SPACE Academy: NASA Proposal Writing & Evaluation Experience student workforce development program. We developed new technology to improve astronaut brain imaging. Our proposal placed in the top 6, with over 300 participants in the program.

I won the HackMIT 2019 Assistive Tech track prize for HandyMap (in collaboration with Joseph Ntaimo, Rachel Ombok, and Michelle Wen), an app to locate wheelchair accessible entrances at MIT, and the project was featured as the top 10 projects at the hackathon.


Software: Python, LaTeX, MATLAB, Docker, Git

Hardware: Laser Cutting