Vanesa Ogues-Canete migrated from Buenos Aires, Argentina with her family at a very young age. She has lived around Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula area for over 20 years, completing both her primary and secondary education locally. Since completing her initial nursing studies in 2003, Vanesa has worked in a variety of different nursing settings, including St Vincent’s Private Hospital and the Royal District Nursing Service.
Vanesa’s most memorable working experience was in a remote community in Western Australia, working with an Indigenous population. Here Vanesa’s interest in diabetes was sparked as she became aware of the far reaching consequences that diabetes can have on an individual when not supported/ educated to manage their condition. This experience inspired Vanesa to complete post-graduate studies in Diabetes Education at Deakin University, and go on to become a fully Credentialled Diabetes Nurse Educator. Vanesa resides in Frankston and loves spending time with her family and friends, as well as travelling overseas to experience different cultures and customs.