Born in Kumasi, Ghana, Venessa holds a degree in International Studies with French from the University of Buckingham and is currently working as Social Media Officer for the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, recipient organization of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize. In her role, she supports digital campaigns and finds new and engaging ways to educate people about nuclear weapons, their intersections with other social issues (i.e gender equity, neocolonialism, climate change), and the urgency to eliminate them.

Venessa is passionate about gender equity, disarmament, womxn in international security, and humanitarian development.

She was an Advocacy Advisor for Scrap Weapons where she was actively involved with the Feminist Leadership in Disarmament project. And currently as part of the DE&I team of Women in Foreign Policy, she works towards encouraging African women and women from marginalized and underrepresented backgrounds to join in foreign policy conversations because they are essential to providing new critical and more intersectional perspectives on the global challenges we are currently facing.