Hello, my name is Vanessa Chaires and I am from Houston, Texas. Recently, I proudly graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Health Professions. My academic journey has fueled my passion for mental health advocacy, inspiring my next goal of pursuing a master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

Beyond my academics, I find fulfillment in contributing to the Lubbock community. I dedicate my free time to volunteering as a counselor for FC Footfire, a non-profit faith-based youth sports club. This experience allows me to combine my love for psychology with a commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of young individuals.

I’m thrilled to be a part of Hub City Outreach Center, where I look forward to furthering my involvement in mental health initiatives and contributing to the well-being of others.