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Name: Vanessa Kerry                                                             
Born: December 31, 1976 Boston, Massachusetts                                   
Vanessa Bradford Kerry (born December 31, 1976 in Boston, Massachusetts) is the 
younger daughter of John Kerry and his first wife, Julia Thorne . Her older     
sister is Alexandra Kerry. After her parents divorced, she moved with her mother 
to Bozeman, Montana; although, she boarded at the exclusive private high school, 
Phillips Andover Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. Her mother was an author,   
who passed away in 2006 due to bladder cancer. Her father is the Junior Senator 
from Massachusetts in the United States Senate.                                 
Vanessa Kerry graduated summa cum laude from Yale University with a major in     
biology. While a student at Yale she played for the varsity lacrosse team. After 
graduating with her bachelor's degree, she enrolled in Harvard Medical School.   
There, she interned with the Vaccine Fund of the Global Alliance for Vaccines   
and Immunization, founded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, where she   
conducted a study on immunization in Ghana.                                     
She took a leave from her medical studies in order to campaign for her father's 
presidential bid in 2004, even introducing him at 2004 Democratic National       
Convention. She campaigned by herself and with her sister, mostly focusing on   
campaign stops at university campuses. She made speeches in support of her       
father and focused on health care issues and tuition costs for students, two     
Democratic campaign issues she felt personally attached to.  She appeared in     
print as well, being interviewed by Ben Affleck for the September 2004 issue of 
Harper's Bazaar, as well as Ms. Magazine. She also appeared on the MTV Music     
Video Awards show in Miami where she joined George W. Bush's daughters to       
encourage voting. Through her work with her father and her public health policy 
education, she has not ruled out running for political office in the future.     
In 2005-2006, she was in a joint master's program in health policy at the London 
School of Economics and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She 
has plans to return to complete her medical school degree at Harvard.