Vanessa Gutiérrez is a Research Analyst at the UChicago Consortium. She earned her MA in social science at the University of Chicago and BA in sociology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to joining the UChicago Consortium, Vanessa conducted research on culture-related incidents in youth programs and published her work in the Journal of Adolescent Research. She was also a sociology instructor in a community college in the south side of Chicago. Her current work at the UChicago Consortium examines teacher and principal's perspectives of REACH (Recognizing Educators Advancing Chicago Students).