Vanessa Soza

Vanessa Soza

Writer, ESL Teacher


CBD, Race and Identity, ESL


University of Texas, San Antonio, Texas


Vanessa Soza is a freelance writer specializing in music, cannabis and lifestyle content. She is also an ESL teacher at Pierce College in Tacoma, Washington. She reviews products for Verywell Mind. 


Vanessa is a Pacific Northwest-based writer with experience in creative, technical, and SEO writing. Vanessa is also an ESL teacher in Tacoma, Washington. She is passionate about doing her part for the immigration community. Vanessa was born and raised in South Texas but moved away in 2012 to follow her dreams of becoming a writer. She’s very proud of her Mexican-American heritage.


Vanessa has her BA in Creative Writing and Film from the University of Texas, San Antonio, Texas.

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