Hometown: Medellin, Colombia
College: This is Vanessa's first year running cross country for Simpson. During her time at Simpson, she has earned a place in the Alpha Chi Honor Society.
High School: Vanessa ran cross country and play soccer, volleyball, and tennis at El Camino Academy. Her academic honors include being a National Honor Society member.
Personal: Vanessa is the daughter of Octavio and Fannyta Areiza. She has one older sister. Her career goal is to be a physician assistant. Her favorite foods are chocolate and Ben and Jerry's ice cream.
Reason for coming to Simpson: (not submitted)