Vanessa Rangel Miller is certified genetic counselor, with over 15 years' experience in rare disease, patient engagement and genetic programs. Vanessa is currently in Medical Affairs at Ultragenyx. Previously at Invitae, Vanessa served in Biopharma/Advocacy Business Development, bringing together multiple partners in the biopharmaceutical industry to launch genetic diagnostic programs. As a co-founder of PatientCrossroads (d.b.a. AltaVoice), Vanessa brought together technology, genetics, and external partners, and was responsible for >50 patient-centered registry programs in rare and non-rare disease, including partnering in the formation of ConnectMPS, a global patient registry for mucopolysaccharidoses and mucolipidoses, which originated from the Sanfilippo community. Vanessa has previously worked for Emory Genetics Laboratory, Emory University, and completed her master’s in genetic counseling at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro and her MBA at Emory University.