socio-technologist and the founder of the Telesomm app, Vanessa is passionate about justice, equity, and connections that make real change in the world. Telesomm is a community where wine lovers can connect with wine professionals for custom wine experiences. She built & launched the app from her bedroom in 2020 with the help of two wine professionals, Kelly Cornett in Atlanta and Katarina Andersson in Florence, Italy. The dream for Telesomm is to support the work of a diverse group of wine professionals committed to client education and justice issues in wine by building a playful & dynamic community where wine lovers and wine professionals connect, share, and discover wine together. Vanessa lives and works in Alaska, and is proud of her mixed race Samoan heritage

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