To continue our series of profiles on members of the NELA Newspapers collaborators, meet Vanessa Zendejas. She will be a rising junior at Occidental in the Fall. Vanessa is an Urban and Environmental Policy major aspiring to focus on environmental justice issues and urban planning in the future. In the Spring, she will be traveling to Australia to study sustainability and environmental action. Vanessa is originally from Long Beach, CA and has been working in Special Collections for over a year. Her hobbies include reading, shopping at the nearest thrift store, and cooking.