Vanessa Coe is a J.D. candidate for May 2011 and is the Director of North African Legal Affairs. Vanessa is also the president of the Public Interest Law Society and a board member for the Environmental Law Society at Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center. Before coming to law school, Vanessa earned her B.A. from the University of Florida. Her major was Anthropology with a specialization in Arabic studies with a minor in French. Vanessa was active in community based research projects during her undergraduate studies and there discovered an interest in combining her two passions: research and Arabic studies.