Vanessa Gennaro studied German Linguistics and Literature as well as Cultural Science at the Philipps-University Marburg. During this time she did several internships where she gained experience in journalism and PR.

From 2006 to 2008 she was a freelance writer for the Frankfurt issue of the city magazine FRIZZ and then took on a two-year traineeship in journalism at FRIZZ.

Since January 2010, Vanessa Gennaro works for Nadia Saadi Public Relations.