- Graduate Education: University of Florida
- Undergraduate Education: University of Florida
- TSIC Alumni from Polk County
Take Stock in Children Scholar Vanessa Colchado graduated from Bartow High School in 2012. She went on to attend the University of Florida where she earned a bachelor’s degree and recently, in 2017, a master's degree in accounting. As a student, she was inducted into Beta Alpha Psi, the accounting honor society. This past summer, she completed her second internship in tax with Deloitte – a Big Four accounting firm. Currently, she’s secured a full-time position with Deloitte and will be starting her new position this August in Tampa. Over the summer, she plans on taking as many CPA exams to be a certified public accountant as possible.