Vanessa Tafreshi

Vanessa Tafreshi

Program Advisor
Specialty Masters Programs

SB1 4203


Vanessa Tafreshi is the Advisor for Program Services for Specialty Masters Programs at The Paul Merage School of Business. In her role, Vanessa oversees all aspects of program support and coordination of activities related to the Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAc), Master of Finance (MFin), and Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) programs. Vanessa has been with the Merage School since 2017. 

She supports students with academic, personal development, and leadership development with the goal of enabling students with successful degree completion and preparation for professional pursuits. She coordinates a multitude of events, including orientation, networking events, and graduation.

A graduate of the University of California Riverside, where she received a Bachelor’s of Science in Sociology and Administrative Studies. Prior to her current role, Vanessa served in the role of Program Advisor, Fully Employed MBA Program Services for nearly one year, and she worked at the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management for two years, assisting in the coordination of events, marketing campaigns, and more.