Vanessa Geneva Ahern is a freelance writer who specializes in essays, health, wellness, New York state travel, and B2B articles.

Raised in Long Island, she received a B.A., in Communications at Adelphi University, and worked at various administrative and public relations jobs in Manhattan, including a program coordinator position, which led her to return to her true passion for writing stories. A year after earning her MFA in writing nonfiction at Columbia University, she moved to upstate New York to raise a family.

Since then she has written for American Baby, DAYSPA magazine, DoctorsDigest.net, Fit Pregnancy, Saratoga Living, SELF, WomansDay.com, DAYSPA magazine, Planning magazine, and many others. In 2006, Vanessa became a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors. She launched a hyper-local tourism blog Hudson Valley Good Stuff in January 2009, which promoted all the good stuff she discovered during her years in the Hudson Valley and the Catskills. In August of 2014 she began a new adventure in Saratoga County.

In November of 2016, Vanessa started working as a standardized patient at Albany Medical College in Albany, New York. Read the Folks magazine essay “I Play Sick for a Living” for the backstory on how she became a medical actor.

She loves filling up huge water jugs at the State Seal Spring in Saratoga Spa State Park, swimming at Victoria Pool in the summer, winter blizzards, power walking, second helpings at Indian buffets, pet therapy, books by Alain de Botton, reading juicy memoirs and self-help experiments.

Visit her on LinkedIn to learn more about her career path.

Writing Services

Need a writer for a project? Give me a call: (518) 406-5032 or drop a line to vanessa@vanessagenevaahern.com.

  • Blog posts
  • Copywriting
  • Content writing
  • Editing
  • Essay writing
  • Feature writing
  • Fact-checking
  • Ghostwriting