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Vanessa Warheit is a filmmaker, communications professional, educator, and organizer. She has over fifteen years' experience in non-fiction media production, funding, distribution and promotion. Her work focuses primarily on social and environmental justice.
Vanessa Warheit has worked as a director, producer, editor, and cinematographer of non-fiction video since 1999. She edits, produces, writes and directs video for television, non-profit, and corporate clients. Vanessa holds a Master’s in Communication from Stanford University, and a BA with honors from Bryn Mawr College. Her first feature documentary, The Insular Empire: America in the Mariana Islands, aired nationally on PBS and is distributed by New Day Films. Other independent film credits include Director/Co-Producer of the Webby Award-nominated travel series “Hit the Road”; Producer/Director/Editor of Constructing Experience, a short documentary which aired on PBS and NBC; Associate Producer for the national PBS documentary Great Wall Across the Yangtze; and Additional Cinematography for the award-winning New Day documentary Daddy and Papa.
Vanessa is currently producing a short, funny, animated film for children about climate change and CO2 pollution, called Worse Than Poop! She also creates educational video content for Stanford University. Vanessa is a certified Climate Leader with the Climate Reality Project, an experienced educator, and an engaging public speaker. She lives with her husband and son in Palo Alto, California.