Vanessa Schramm was appointed as Liaison to the IEEE Women in Engineering Committee (WIEC) to participate in WIEC meetings and report to the SMC Society on IEEE WIE status and activities as well as to support WIEC activities and programs at the SMC Society level. This volunteer role includes additional duties aimed at bidirectional information exchange between the SMC Society and WIEC, including at respective events and in respective publications.
Vanessa is an Assistant Professor at the Federal University of Campina Grande (UFCG), Brazil. At UFCG she serves as Advisor of its IEEE Women in Engineering student affinity group and additionally as Coordinator of a project focused on promoting STEM areas among young girls from public high schools in Brazil. She has received recognition awards for both of these activities in the past couple of years.