Vanessa Corwin (she/her/hers) is the Program Director at the Hawai‘i State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (HSCADV). She was born and raised in Honolulu. Upon graduating high school, she moved to Washington state to attend the University of Puget Sound and earned a BA in Sociology & Anthropology. Vanessa then moved across the state to attend Washington State University, receiving a MA in Curriculum & Instruction. While attending WSU, she entered the field of gender-based violence and worked at Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse, a domestic violence/sexual assault agency, where she provided direct services to survivors of sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, and led the agency’s violence prevention work. Prior to joining HSCADV’s staff, she was the Prevention Services Coordinator at King County Sexual Assault Resource Center (KSCARC) in Renton, WA, where she worked with community groups and schools in an effort to engage in conversations about healthy relationships and ending sexual violence. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, learning, and being outdoors with her dog, Amaru.