Vanessa Perez is a graduate of California State University San Bernardino. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications and is an active volunteer in her community. Vanessa began working at Time for Change Foundation as an intern under the Communications Department and has worked her way up to Time for Change Foundation’s Director. In this position, her focus is to support the implementation of the Foundation’s strategic plans and policies, and to provide leadership and management to the TFCF and other technical staff in the areas of planning, programming, fund development, marketing and administration. Vanessa seeks to be an agent for change in her community promoting equity for all individuals. Through her work at Time for Change Foundation and involvement in her local church, The Way World Outreach, she is living out her passion of empowering women to become the voice of change. In 2014, she completed the Women’s Foundation of California’s Women’s Policy Institute which equipped her with skills to navigate the California legislative process and influence decision makers to create policies that better the quality of life in her local community and for all Californians.