Tired of having her last name butchered and being asked if she is Russian, Vanessa decided the most obvious solution was to move from the San Francisco Bay Area to Warsaw, Poland.

Like a stereotypical Northern Californian, Vanessa’s hobbies include astrology and holistic wellness. Unlike the aforementioned stereotype, her other hobby is learning Polish.

In her free time she likes petting cats and dogs, eating as much as possible and creatively answering her family’s questions about why she doesn’t have a boyfriend and when is she getting married.