Vanessa Velez is a fierce educator and independent artist from Hudson County, NJ. Her work focuses on making the lived experience of the invisible individual visible. She began her path as an artist the moment she entered this world and has since then been both privately and professionally trained. She began attending the School of Visual Arts in New York City at 14 years of age, where she focused on studying fine arts. Her life is devoted to educating and creating, sometimes accomplishing both at the same time.