Vanessa Ocana has been an advisor at International Student Services since August 2012. She advises students whose last names begin with L-O and assists them in maintaining their legal status. She also teaches an international student seminar class to incoming freshmen.

Vanessa graduated from the University of Utah in Applied Linguistics. She also graduated from BYU and received her MA in TESOL.

Previously, Vanessa was an instructor at the University of Utah and taught writing classes to international undergraduate students and research classes to graduate international students. Vanessa served her mission in Los Angeles, California and had the opportunity to serve at the L.A. Temple Visitor Center during 14 months of her mission.