Vanessa Crawford Aragón

Director of Network Engagement

Vanessa joined Kansas Action for Children as Director of Network Engagement in September 2021 with more than a decade of experience as a policy advocate, coalition facilitator, and community organizer. Since beginning her career as a campaign worker in rural Missouri, she has worn many hats and worked on a range of issues, including immigrant and refugee rights, worker justice, and climate change. Before joining KAC, Vanessa most recently coordinated community coalitions in Wyandotte and Johnson counties to prevent gender-based violence. Vanessa has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Truman State University.

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