People of The Fuller Project

Vanessa Davila

Reporter in Training, Philadelphia

Born and raised in North Philadelphia, Vanessa’s reporting tells the stories of women living below the poverty line in communities like those where she grew up.

Vanessa is the editor of a series of multimedia stories that The Fuller Project produces in partnership with RESOLVE aimed at giving voice directly to women struggling with poverty. For years she has focused on collecting women’s stories and giving them a platform to be heard. In 2007, she was the focus of a nonfiction book on urban schools in Philadelphia, The Emergency Teacher, authored by Christina Asquith. Vanessa works full time as a customer service specialist at an automotive technology company. She is married and mother of three.

Contact Vanessa at vdavila@boltontechnology.com.

Recent reporting by Vanessa:

When Will #MeToo Reach Places Like North Philly, Philadelphia Inquirer

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