Vanessa Gemignani was raised in Colorado Springs, and returned home after earning her degree in English and a minor in Elementary Education. She spent 2 years of her undergrad at Long Island University where she dabbled in areas of business, education, journalism, and broadcasting, and finished her final 2 years of school at Metropolitan State University of Denver. Throughout her 4 years of higher education, she competed for her respective universities in collegiate volleyball, and helped her team to 3 NCAA appearances.
After graduation, she took a teaching job at Soaring Eagles Elementary where she taught 5th grade writing, and then 2nd grade. She tutors students of all ages in reading and writing, and has an extensive background in editing and blogging.
Currently, she is the assistant volleyball coach at Colorado College where she coaches and mentors young women through the sport they love. In her free time she loves reading, traveling, hiking, camping, and playing as much volleyball as possible.