Historical Notes Raised in Chicago, Illinois, Vanessa Kolpak lived in New York City. After studying economics, philosophy, and theater at Georgetown University, she graduated magna cum laude in 2001. Vanessa started as a financial researcher at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods three weeks before September 11. That morning, she was at work on the 89th floor of the South Tower. Vanessa was 21 years old.
Curator's Comment This bear was given to Vanessa on her high school graduation. HIDE