Vanessa Pearce attended St Aloysius College from 2011-2015. As a student, she was a member of the Adelaide Youth Orchestra, the SAC Orchestra and was Music Leader.
Vanessa’s time at SAC shaped her decision making when it came to choosing her career path. Her choice of dentistry combined her interests for the sciences and her desire to work within a team to improve people’s quality of life.
With two years remaining of her degree, Vanessa travelled to Zambia for a volunteer placement in one of their biggest public hospitals. It opened her eyes to the work dentists can do to improve a person’s overall health by improving their oral health. Vanessa recognised that all patients come from different walks of life with different needs so it is important to remain compassionate – a trait reinforced through her time at SAC.