Vanessa McDuffie is an educator and a community advocate of local arts.

Born and raised in Minneapolis, Vanessa has a deep love for her community, and strives for diversity, inclusion, and creative forms of learning.

Vanessa studied at Augsburg University during her undergrad, then received her Master’s in Special Education focusing on Autism Spectrum Disorder at St. Thomas University. Through her expertise and advocacy, Vanessa created Nue Bedford in 2020, an emerging creative space for artists under marginalized and radicalized groups; supporting them to grow their creative processes and talent with community resources.

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Vanessa McDuffie