Vanessa is currently a 3rd year Biology student at UBC. She is currently aiding in organizing sample types from current studies and updating the inventory. She was first introduced to the biological effects of pollution through Model UN, where her committee debated and created an action plan to reduce air pollution in Asia.
Her goal at COERD is to slowly learn more about the various aspects involved in research, and to gain experience in both clinical and lab settings. In her spare time, she enjoys going to the gym, cooking, and hanging out with friends.