Vanessa Roth is an American filmmaker and the daughter of award-winning screenwriter Eric Roth. For over a decade, Vanessa has been making pivotal documentaries on important social issues.
She has won a number of film awards for her works, including a 2008 Academy Award for Best Documentary Short for Freeheld, and an Alfred I duPont-Columbia award for Taken In: The Lives of America's Foster Children. Some of her award-winning films include Close to Home, "Aging Out", "Schools of the 21st Century", "The Third Monday in October", "9/11’s Toxic Dust", and No Tomorrow. She earned a Master’s Degree in Social Work with a minor in Family Law from Columbia University.
Vanessa is currently working with writer Dave Eggers and 826 National co-founder Ninive Clements Calegari on The Teacher Salary Project.