Vanessa Wen was born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario. She stayed in her hometown to pursue a Bachelor of Journalism, combined with Political Science, at Carleton University.
She has experience working in politics and media for both the provincial and federal governments. Vanessa recently completed her third year of the BJ program at Carleton.
She has spent her summers working and traveling. She has traveled numerous times to Europe, Asia and Northern Africa. Vanessa has a keen interest in international development and international relations. She would like to pursue these disciplines once she graduates with her BJ.
She aspires to one day refine her Chinese and be able to speak many languages fluently. She hopes her future will include more education, travel, and a greater understanding of our place in the world. In her spare time, Vanessa enjoys reading and spending time with her family and friends.