MITES alumna drives diversity in the tech industry

By Nicole Morell

Role models are important for Vanessa Feliberti ’91. They’re why she enrolled in the Minority Introduction to Engineering and Science (MITES) and attended MIT—sister Valerie ’89, SM ’97 led the way—and it’s why she’s a board member for MIT’s Office of Engineering Outreach Programs (OEOP). “My biggest motivation for volunteering is to show young women and Latinas how amazing a career in technology is,” she says. And in her current role as a director of engineering at Microsoft, Feliberti leads the way in building a more diverse workforce.

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