Vanessa Bajaj is a nurse practitioner at our Little Village location. She completed her undergraduate education at Aurora University and earned her Masters at Chamberlain University. Before joining Esperanza, she worked as a nurse practitioner at a private primary care/walk in clinic, and at the bedside as a cardiac nurse. Growing up as a first-generation Latina, Vanessa had to interpret for her parents while they navigated a difficult healthcare system, making their search for quality PCPs that spoke their language even more challenging. This inspired Vanessa to enter the medical field and ultimately drew her to Esperanza. She is passionate about heart health, and in her free time, enjoys reading, traveling, spending time with her family, and a good cup of coffee.