Vanessa Rancaño covers education for KQED. She's one of the few people in her family who's not a teacher, but she didn't stray too far from the profession. Her work has appeared on NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Marketplace, Here & Now, Latino USA and Snap Judgment. She's received a national award from the Association of Alternative Newsmedia and a regional RTDNA Edward R. Murrow Award. Vanessa grew up in California's Central Valley. She's a former NPR Kroc Fellow, and a graduate of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.