Vanessa Corwin (she/her/hers) was born and raised in Honolulu and is a 2009 graduate of St. Andrew’s Priory. Upon graduating, she moved to Washington state to attend the University of Puget Sound and earned a BA in Sociology & Anthropology. Vanessa then moved across the state to Pullman to attend Washington State University, receiving a MA in Curriculum & Instruction. While attending WSU, she entered the field of gender-based violence and worked at Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse, a domestic violence/sexual assault agency, where she provided direct services to survivors of sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, and led the agency’s violence prevention work.
Prior to joining HSCADV’s staff, she was the Prevention Services Coordinator at King County Sexual Assault Resource Center (KSCARC) in Renton, WA, where she worked with community groups and schools in an effort to engage in conversations about healthy relationships and ending sexual violence. She joins HSCADV with the goal of advocating for survivors and ending gender-based violence in her home state of Hawaiʻi. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and being outdoors with her dog, Amaru.