Vanessa Reyes is NCN’s Training Team Assistant. She has had previous experience interning with a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing standard-based arts education to at-/high-risk youth throughout LA County, as well as Berkeley Law’s Death Penalty Clinic, a law practice that is engaged in direct representation of individuals facing capital punishment. She has also had various volunteer experiences, such as providing free tax-filing services to low/average-income families in Oakland, CA. and has enhanced the continued education of incarcerated people by facilitating their progress towards literacy and obtaining their General Education Degree at San Quentin State Prison.
Ms. Reyes was born in Lynwood, CA, spent most of her childhood in the Inland Empire, and now currently resides in Southeast Los Angeles. She is a first-generation college student who will receive her Bachelor of Arts in Social Welfare with a double minor in Education and Chicanx Studies from the University of California, Berkeley in May 2021. She is proud to come from Mexican immigrant grandparents, working-class parents, and to be the eldest sibling of three younger sisters.