Vania was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. She attended architecture school at Texas Tech where she also earned her MBA.
Vania’s design experience dates to her senior year in high school, where she was able to design an addition for the El Paso Child Crisis Center. which was approved by the City and funded with a grant. “I decided to pursue architecture because I saw firsthand the positive impact it had on these kids and the community.”
Prior to moving to Dallas to work with OBA, she worked with Guillermo Barajas in El Paso on a research project focusing on border conditions along the Rio Grande between El Paso and Ciudad Juarez proposing habitable bridge strategies for the area.