Vannesa Campuzano Villalobos recently served as an immigration services officer for the Department of Homeland Security’s US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). As an immigration services officer, Vannesa completed hundreds of citizenship interviews, taking on the rewarding responsibility of welcoming the country’s newest citizens. Prior to USCIS, Vannesa began her career in public service as a claims specialist with the Social Security Administration, where she handled retirement, Medicare, and disability benefits. She also served as a Peace Corps Youth and Family volunteer in Ecuador.
Vannesa graduated from the University of Colorado-Denver with magna cum laude distinction, earning a BA in international studies and communication. She is a native Spanish speaker and is currently pursuing fluency in Portuguese. Her academic interests are centered around immigrant, refugee, and asylee rights, public policy, and intergovernmental relations. Vannessa is the recipient of a Peace Corps Paul D. Coverdell Fellowship and a Riley Fellowship.