Vanessa Hernandez Barron is a junior at Willamette University, where she is earning a degree in Business Administration and Politics, Policy, Law, and Ethics. As the daughter of immigrants, she grew up deeply embedded with the knowledge of immigration, thus leading to her interest in immigration and storytelling. In the past, Vanessa has traveled to Mexico where a lot of her family still resides; regardless of how infrequently she is able to visit, every time it still feels like home to her. In her free time, she loves listening to music, especially in Spanish. After finishing her Bachelor’s degree, Vanessa intends to pursue her MBA at the Atkinson Graduate School of Management.