Living in the rural town of Ashburnham, MA, Vanessa Archangelo grew up wanting to create big change. She got involved in many student groups at Oakmont Regional High School. Now, a junior in the class of 2016, she is viewed as a leader by her peers. She is very involved in her student council and high school environmental association. She loves helping people, whether on a school assignment or lending advice to a friend. She also loves singing, tennis, and her pets.
Vanessa views her work with the ACE Action Fellowship as the beginning of a journey, knowing she will take on more, bigger projects to fuel her passion for social justice and community change.