Vanessa Serrao is the Executive Producer of National Geographic Society’s Storytelling division, where she and her team create content that advances the mission of the organization. An award-winning filmmaker, producer and media strategist, Vanessa specializes in telling stories about science, culture, and the intersection of the two. Her work has helped to raise millions of dollars for wildlife conservation, influenced communities to stop poaching, and made complex scientific concepts accessible to a worldwide audience. Vanessa began her career producing on-air and online content for the Discovery Networks, where her work won a Webby and was nominated for an Emmy. Since then, she has produced media for numerous networks and non-profit organizations. Her work has screened at festivals and been featured publications like the New York Times. Vanessa has her B.S. in Entomology with a concentration in Wildlife Conservation, and her MFA in Science and Natural History Filmmaking.