Vanesa graduated in Psychology at the University of Barcelona and completed her PhD in the Neuroscience Program. She has postdoctoral experience in research on mental health, policies for children and adolescents, prevention of drug abuse, and promotion of healthy habits and emotional well-being across the life span. She specialized in the creation of evidence-based preventive programs and interventions based on positive psychology. Vanesa teaches students how to help people, groups and organizations to achieve resilience and well-being. Currently, she works at the SHE Foundation, and at the University of Isabel I, Faculty of Psychology.