Description: Vanessa Faurie graduated from U of I in 1987 with a B.S. in Journalism/News and also completed her MBA in 2015. During her freshman year she was occasionally contributing writer for the Daily Illini and by her senior year, she served as editor in chief. She also interned with Teen Age (magazine) and National Geographic before graduating. Faurie stayed in the Champaign-Urbana after graduating and has worked at the university since 1988. She started at the Alumni Center as an editor and has worked her way to becoming the Director of Advancement for Research Initiatives.
Date of Interview: 3/21/2018
Interviewer: Alicia Hopkins
Related Resources: Voices of Illinois Oral History Project