Deputy Director General
Vanessa is the Deputy Director General of the Jerusalem Press Club (JPC). Her roles include the leading of special missions, running the Freedom of the Press conference, and managing the team. Vanessa is also in charge of developing and managing collaborations between JPC and NGOs, international organizations, Israeli corporations, the Israeli government, the hi-tech industry and more.
Vanessa received an M.A. in East Asian Studies from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, focusing on China studies, and a B.A. in International Relations and East Asian Studies. Previous to joining JPC, Vanessa worked at the Knesset’s visitors center, exposing the public to various aspects of the parliamentary activity, relations between the government and the Knesset, architectural designs of the Knesset and more.
During her military service in the IDF, Vanessa served in the prestigious 8200 intelligence unit. After her military service she continued her work with the IDF in France as project manager of UPI SAREL organization (which markets voluntary programs for the IDF), before spending a year teaching Hebrew at an Ulpan in Paris.
Vanessa is fluent in Hebrew, English and French and has intermediate proficiency in Chinese.