As a student of English and Croatian language and literature at the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Mostar, Vanesa joined Nansen Dialogue Centre Mostar in 2001. She participated in the initial seminars on dialogue and peaceful conflict resolution for young people in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The organisation was founded in 2000. to promote dialogue amongst different ethnic, religious, political and interest groups with the aim of preventing and resolving conflicts.
Vanesa has been working as project manager in Nansen Dialogue Centre Mostar (NDC) since 2004. Together with her team, she has been focused in recent years on designing, promoting and successfully implementing integrated education activities and trainings in the field of integrated education, in several Bosnia and Herzegovina municipalities affected by the “two school under one roof” system.