Vanessa is the Manager of the University of King’s College Chapel Choir. She also manages Capella Regalis Men & Boys Choir. Vanessa started university with the King’s Foundation Year Programme in 1998-99 and then obtained a B.A. with High Distinction from Trinity College at the University of Toronto and a Juris Doctor Magna cum Laude in 2006 from the Western New England University School of Law, where she was Editor-in-Chief of the Western New England Law Review. Vanessa practiced law in Massachusetts, USA, for five years, first as a Staff Attorney with the Committee for Public Counsel Services (public defender division) of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and then as an Associate at Cain Hibbard & Myers PC where she represented commercial and non-profit clients in the arts, health, and education sectors in intellectual property matters, often specifically in technology licensing deals. In August 2012, Vanessa made the move with her husband and young son to Nova Scotia. Vanessa has sung in professional and semi-professional chamber and church choirs for over twenty years, and has served on many arts and educational non-profit boards and committees.