Ms. Vanessa Rodriguez has over 14 years of specialized experience in vocational and rehabilitation services, not limited to job placement and retention, vocational evaluation, discovery and customized employment, job analysis, employer training, labor market surveys, and Social Security Vocational Expert Testimony. She is the Owner/Vocational Evaluator & Consultant for Allied Occupational Solutions, LLC based in Brandon, FL. In addition to her experiences in private practice, she previously served as Vice President of a Community Rehabilitation Provider that offered a range of employment services for persons with disabilities. Ms. Rodriguez graduated magna cum laude from the University of South Florida's Honors College with dual bachelor’s degrees in Biomedical Science (B.S.) and Psychology (B.A.). She graduated with a Master of Science degree from Southern University and A & M College's Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling program. Ms. Rodriguez is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, International Certified Vocational Evaluator, Certified Disability Management Specialist, Certified Case Manager, Certified Employment Support Professional, and Credentialed Work Incentive Practitioner. Her professional memberships include the Association for People Supporting Employment First (APSE, FL Chapter Board Member at Large), International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals (IARP, FL Chapter Ethics & Standard Chair), Vocational Evaluation and Career Assessment Professionals (VECAP) Association (2021 President-Elect), American Board of Vocational Experts (ABVE), and the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association (ARCA).