Vanessa received Master of Science in Medicine, Physician Assistant Studies, from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI. Previously, she earned a Bachelor of Science from Wayne State University, where she graduated Cum Laude. Prior to joining Allure Dermatology, Vanessa held positions with Berkley Medical Center in Berkley, MI and the Illinois Center for Digestive and Liver Health in the Chicago suburb of Barrington, IL. While in Barrington, Vanessa spent time training at Regency Medical Spa where she learned the art of using injectables and dermal fillers, as well as assisting with BBL broadband phototherapy, chemical peels, hydrafacials, skin tag removal and wart cryotherapy. An avid volunteer, Vanessa regularly lends her skills to local health fairs. She is active in many organizations, including the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants and the American Academy of Physician Assistants. Vanessa works with Allure Dermatology patients at the Livonia and Shelby Township locations.