Vanessa Awdish Benefits Specialist


  • Earned a degree in criminal justice in 2009 
  • Moved to San Diego from Michigan in 2014
  • Traveled to 40 U.S. states and 15 countries (so far)


Before joining us at Coastal Payroll, Vanessa served five years in the consulting industry, with benefits and supervisory experience. Her focus was on health and retirement benefits, training, new hire onboarding, and implementation. Prior to that, Vanessa worked in the automotive industry. 

Vanessa Awdish


Vanessa loves music and singing; spending time with her boyfriend, friends, and family; and shopping at Trader Joe’s. Her other hobbies include participating in bar trivia nights, traveling, reading, playing video games and cooking.


  • Critical thinker
  • Quick learner
  • Leader
  • Passionate motivator


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