Vanessa embodies the spirit of what we do. If people came with taglines, Vanessa’s certainly would be “Made in the World.” There can be no one more personally qualified to espouse the benefits of exchange programs, which is why her role in leading our business development initiatives is such a natural fit. Vanessa is a French citizen with a multi-cultural personal background and extensive experience in international business and relations. Vanessa has “walked the talk,” living and working in five countries and having traveled to 40 more. Vanessa has 15 years with AAG and expertise developing global business growth strategies and social entrepreneurship programs. Vanessa’s a vintage musical instrument collector and advocate for programs that support needy foreign communities and causes. For anyone visiting Austin, you can catch Vanessa playing her street organ on South Congress every first Thursday of the month. It’s worth the trip.