Vanessa Murillo is a Co-founder of I Am Grounded, a better-for-you snack company based in Brisbane that harnesses the power of upcycling the natural by-product of the coffee cherry, to contribute positive environmental and social change in coffee-producing and coffee drinking communities.

Originally from Colombia, Vanessa grew up in a family of food & coffee entrepreneurs and is passionate about building business for purpose, people and the planet. Holding dual Bachelor in Journalism and Communications, and Bachelor of Arts (Political Science) from The University of Queensland as well as a Postgraduate Certificate in Integrated Marketing Communications from QUT, she has worked as a digital/ content marketer and loves taking consumer goods into the digital age via e-commerce.

In 2019, she was nominated as a top marketer for B&T's 30 under 30 and in 2020, I Am Grounded was selected as one of the top 15 global startups in Consumer Packaged Goods by Rabobank's Foodbytes and was nominated a SheEO semi-finalist venture this year. Vanessa enjoys rock climbing, yoga and running when she's not thinking about how to solve problems!

About Alumni events

Our events will take place online or in person. Keep an eye out below for our evolving list of virtual events that you can attend wherever you are in the world.  

The Alumni Relations & Engagement team coordinates a range of events locally and internationally. You can keep up to date with UQ alumni events in your area by updating your details.