AEASP 2021 Scholar Vanessa Goris

Vanessa Goris

Vanessa Goris is a Belgian- and Venezuelan-American in her second year at Emory University, where she is pursuing a double degree in Computer Science/Mathematics and Economics. Originally from Atlanta, GA, she spent her formative years in Milwaukee, WI before returning to her home state for her undergraduate studies. Besides her coursework, Vanessa serves as a research assistant on an economics research project, utilizing database management and Spanish-language skills in investigating crossholdings between Ecuadorian firms. Vanessa dedicates her spare time on campus as a volunteer for Girls Who Code and as a business analyst for Consult Your Community, providing pro bono consulting services to minority-owned, small businesses in the Atlanta area. She is also on the executive board for CodeEmory, a new Computer Science-oriented student organization for which she is the director of the club’s annual coding competition. Her other interests include lifestyle medicine, cooking, and tennis.