Vanessa Porras is The Atlas Society’s Director of Strategy and Operations for Latin America. Vanessa is a software engineer and a cyber security consultant with roots in political and human rights activism in her homeland of Venezuela. Currently she also works as a Software Engineer for Change Healthcare and consults on cybersecurity for the Center for a Secure Free Society. Previously, she served as a Latin American Policy Advisor and Cyber Security consultant for Asymmetrica (an analytical risk firm for Fortune 500 clients across sectors, covering: consumer goods, oil & gas, manufacturing, finance). From 2019 to 2021, she worked at the Organization of American States (OAS) as an engineering consultant in the office of the Secretariat for Hemispheric Affairs. Fluent in French, Italian, Spanish and English, Vanessa’s study of Objectivism began with Anthem, The Virtue of Selfishness and Atlas Shrugged.