Vanessa was appointed SMA Europe Coordinator in May 2014. For 7 years, she also worked as Research Coordinator for The SMA Trust, a UK SMA research-funding organisation.
Vanessa was brought up in France and Belgium where she attended the European School of Brussels. After coming to the UK to read Experimental Psychology and later Immunology, she became a research scientist, working in the field of immunology, initially at The Royal Postgraduate Medical School (Hammersmith Hospital) and later at Imperial College.
Carolina was appointed as Admin Support in September 2019. She is an Argentinian Lawyer by training, when for 10 years, she specialised in family law.
Carolina also has 2 children. She moved to Madrid, Spain, with her family in 2017 and also works for our Spanish member organisation, FundAME, since June 2019.