Vanessa Zuidema

Manager, School Partnerships

As Partner, School Experience, Vanessa cultivates strong relationships with Character Lab’s network of partner schools while improving systems to accelerate research activities. She is passionate about sharing scientific insights that can ease the burdens on educators and caregivers.

Before joining Character Lab, Vanessa worked in international and experiential education, including leading English language schools and higher education pathway programs in New York. Vanessa brings experience improving operational procedures and driving growth across different sectors within the education sector. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from James Madison University in French and Interaction Design as well as a Master’s degree in International Education from New York University.

Vanessa enjoys spending time outdoors with her spouse, two rapidly growing boys, and their aging dog. She is an avid cook with a special appreciation for Vietnamese and Moroccan flavors.

Vanessa’s pronouns are she/her/hers.