associate director, digital hks, harvard kennedy school
Vanessa Rhinesmith is deeply committed to leveraging her knack for communication, project management and community engagement to foster meaningful social change.
Prior to Harvard, Vanessa was the Program Manager for the Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellows program a collaboration between the Ford Foundation and the Mozilla Foundation – is a ten month fellowship program that brings together technology talent and civil society organizations from around the world to advance, protect, and enable the open internet. Vanessa supported activist-technologists on the front lines of the open internet movement within civil society organizations from around the globe.
Vanessa leverages a unique set of business, digital, and programmatic acumen that comes from work within various industry and nonprofit sectors. She has developed community engagement strategies to identify and apply technology trends, while leveraging project management tools to enhance process and catalyze new community relationships. Vanessa received her MBA from Simmons School of Management (MA) and BA in Marketing from Fairfield University (CT).
More about Vanessa: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vanessarhinesmith
Last updated july 9, 2018