Vanessa is an Associate Professor of Law and Research Associate Professor at Texas A&M School of Law. Prior to her faculty appointment at Texas A&M, she was the Teaching Fellow of the LL.M. Program in Environmental Law & Policy at Stanford Law School. Her research focuses on management of natural resources.
She graduated first at Universitat Pompeu Fabra Law School ('06) and second at Universitat Pompeu Fabra School of Economics ('08). She also holds LL.M. degrees from Universitat Pompeu Fabra ('08) and University of Chicago Law School ('09), where she was class representative and received "The LL.M. Award for Integration and Inclusion", and is about to complete her J.S.D. at NYU School of Law.
Her dissertation analyzes the role of government in water markets, using California and Spain’s experiences as case studies.She has been R.A. at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, University of Chicago, and NYU Law Schools; Summer Associate at the Spanish law firm Uría Menéndez (Barcelona); and intern at the Colombian Environmental and Agricultural Affairs Area of the Procuradoría General de la Nación (Bogotá).