K. Vanessa Rodriguez is pursuing a PhD in Social Ethics at Drew University, while maintaining her practice as an immigration attorney in the D.C. metropolitan area.  Vanessa obtained a B.S. in Business Administration at the American University in D.C. and subsequently a Juris Doctorate at the Washington College of Law and her Masters in Divinity from Wesley Theological Seminary.  In addition to serving her immediate community in the legal realm Vanessa is also passionate about serving her community as an on-call hospital Chaplain and serving on an international scale with PHI.