Vania is a MBA/MS candidate at the University of Michigan's School for Environment and Sustainability and Ross School of Business. She is especially interested in strengthening communities and the intersection of health and the environment. Prior to UM, she worked at international medical nonprofit, Operation Smile, managing a portfolio of 4 countries to develop surgical strategy and strengthen local healthcare systems.

Vania holds a B.S. in Sociology and Religious Studies from Tulane University.