Vanessa Simpson

Lidl U.S.

Vanessa Simpson graduated from James Madison University with a double major in German and international affairs in May 2019. She currently works as Community Outreach Director in the Providence District Office for the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors in Fairfax, Virginia. Ms. Simpson is dedicated to the exchange of ideas around identity, culture, and community. She hopes to forge connections in her own community, and to empower individuals from marginalized communities to join in the dialogue at the decision-making level to create an environment that is inclusive.

Recent Content


Episode 58: Economic Transformation and Social Divisions in Germany’s Ruhrgebiet

On this episode of the Podcast, AICGS President Jeff Rathke talks with participants in the AICGS project on social divisions in Germany and the United States, which recently visited the …