Vanessa Zoltan is the CEO of Not Sorry Productions, co-host of Harry Potter and the Sacred Text, host of Hot & Bothered, and founder of Common Ground pilgrimages. She worked as a non-denominational University and congregational chaplain before transitioning to working on her production company full time. She is working on a book about sacred texts. Vanessa has keynoted at Dartmouth and University of Northern Florida's Interfaith Weeks and Interfaith Youth Core's annual conference. She has spoken at Yale University, Harvard Divinity School, Oberlin College, Huntington Library and Bridgewater State University and many others. She has presented at the American Academy of Religions, NerdCon, PodCon and other conferences. She is a 2019 Peter J. Gomes Honoree from Harvard Divinity School.
Vanessa was born Los Angeles, California. She has her BA in English Literature from Washington University in St. Louis, her MS in Nonprofit Management from the University of Pennsylvania and her MDiv from Harvard Divinity School. She is currently a research assistant at Harvard Divinity School, a proctor, and teaching fellow at Harvard University.