Vanessa Rios Story, a Guampedia project coordinator, earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Applied Psychology with a Business concentration from Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tennessee in 2008. She is currently working on completing her MBA with a Hospitality concentration this year via Johnson & Wales University’s online program. 

While living and working in the US mainland, Vanessa raised her daughter Antoinette, who resides in Colorado. Working in the hospitality industry afforded Vanessa a versatile medley of destination locales which nourished her appetite of returning to her beloved Guåhan with the intention of cultivating an awareness and appreciation of her native island home.  

Vanessa’s mother is Margo Story, Guåhan’s 1968 Liberation Queen. Her grandmother is the late Agnes Santos Rios Story, Familian Sohgue.