Cloquet, MN—Native Nations Rebuilders Program (cohort 6) - Vanessa has served as a police officer for the Fond du Lac Band for the past eight years. She also works part-time for Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College as a school resource officer. Vanessa has also served on the steering committee Carlton County drug court. She received her associate’s degree from Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College and her undergraduate degree from St. Cloud State University. She is currently in her second year of the master’s program in tribal administration and governance at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. She is the proud mother of one daughter.