Our newest recruit Vanessa is a 25-year-old lipsticked linguist from Newcastle upon Tyne. With undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Linguistics (she got a First-class Honours in her BA and a Distinction in her MLitt FYI – what a girl boss?!), she’s now in the final stages of an AHRC-funded PhD and working for ELLEfluence part-time as our content manager!

Vanessa is a blogger herself over at lipstickandlinguistics.com and has recently been nominated for a Northern Blog Award for her influencing efforts on Instagram. To the table she’ll be bringing her expert knowledge of social media content curation, strategisation and monetisation… so if you’re looking to turn your passion into profit you don’t want to miss her posts on the ELLEfluence Blog and worksheets and workshops in the ELLEfluence Academy… the girl’s got your back!

When she’s not working with us (boo, BTW) you’ll likely find Vanessa either drowning in a sea of Netflix, naps and Nutella or in Space NK smelling scented candles (no, really). She’s also a fan of a plant or 93 (we call her the crazy cactus lady) and a gin, elderflower and soda… or any drink with gin in it for that matter.

We know it’s hard to believe with her being a linguist and all, but the girl can TAAALK… so if you fancy a bit of chit chat that isn’t one sided you can hit her up on her socials or kick it old school and drop her an email addressed to vanessa@ellefluence.com. She’d love to get to know you!