Vanessa graduated summa cum laude from the Law School of the Catholic University of Milan in 2016 with the dissertation “The Termination of Contract under the 1980 UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods”. During her studies, she spent two semesters abroad as Erasmus student, at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (2014) and at Universität Wien (2015).
In 2015 she participated in the Twenty-Second Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, and obtained with her team a honourable mention being ranked among the best 64 at the oral phase. Since 2016 she is coach of the team.
In 2017 Vanessa took part in the Arbitration Academy, a summer school on international arbitration held each year in Paris.