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Gates Invention & Innovation Program
Competition Day

Vanessa Dunn

Vanessa Dunn is the director of student engagement and community development in the BOLD Center at the University of Colorado-Boulder.
She earned her bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics and a master’s in educational foundations, policy and practice. This is Ms. Dunn’s third year as a Gates judge.

Graland Country Day School

Graland Country Day School is a private school in Denver, Colorado, serving students in preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school. Founded in Denver in 1924, Graland incorporates a rich, experiential learning approach in a traditional classroom setting, emphasizing the development of globally and socially conscious leaders who excel academically.