Vanina is an award winning teacher, who coordinates the Science,Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) programming at Yavneh Day School, in Los Gatos, CA. She supports technological integration for faculty and in all subject areas and teaches STEAM for grades K-5. Moreover, she offers a variety of middle school elective classes in Coding, Robotics, and Design Thinking, among others. Vanina is originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina where she earned a degree in Systems Information Engineering with a minor in Business. There she worked in high tech and established a software development company. Also, in Argentina she was a T.A. at her alma matter. Vanina moved to California 16 years ago. Vanina has been working in the field of education for over 20 years now.