Vanessa Vargas is a native Houstonian and a first-generation college graduate. She attended San Jacinto College, where she earned a Paralegal degree. In addition, Ms. Vargas received an Administration degree from the University of Houston Downtown and is currently pursuing a master’s in business administration. She brings over 15 years of administration, legal, management, marketing, and non-profit public relations expertise to HISD. Parental involvement is a priority for her; therefore, she loves spending time with her children and is involved in their extra curriculum activities. She is also very involved in her community and is a mentor to young female softball athletes, which she guides and trains while assisting them in the college recruitment process.