Vanesa Morales holds a B.S. in Sociology from Salem State University and a M.M. in Management from Cambridge College. Vanesa brings a great deal of knowledge and experience working with adolescents and nonprofit organizations, including expertise in project management, community mobilization, cross-sector collaborations, and financial management. Prior to joining the Alliance, she served in a financial management role at MFS Investment Management in Boston for 18 years; the Program Director for YGEMS at the Dorchester YMCA, a Parent Partner at Mattapan ABCD; the Program Coordinator for the Boston Neighborhood Healthy Families; and a volunteer at Youth Enrichment Services for over 10 years. Additionally, Vanesa is a Certified Professional Coach and Certified Parenting Instructor, and uses her coaching skills to mentor and guide youth as they navigate their lives and parenting journeys.