vanessa sanchez

Youth Engagement Specialist

email: svanessa@latnet.org | Ph: 503-283-6881

Vanessa joined the Latino Network team in 2016 as the program support specialist for the school based programs team. Recently, Vanessa switched positions and is now a youth engagement specialist.

As a first-generation Mexican-American and a graduate in political science from Washington State University, Vanessa has always been passionate about improving the lives and opportunities of Latino youth and families in her community. Before joining our team, she worked for Lifeworks NW where she helped manage mental health and addiction programs for youth and adults.

During her free time, Vanessa likes to explore Portland’s restaurant and coffee shop scenes. She also stays active by going to the gym, dancing and hiking the Pacific Northwest.