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Vanessa Bak

Academic Advisor

Bostian Hall 2711


Vanessa started as an Academic Advisor in Biological Sciences in September of 2020. When it comes to advising, Vanessa is committed to holistic student development and focused on how to help students self-author their college education and experience. Born and raised on Long Island, New York, she received her B.A. in Speech Language and Hearing Sciences from the University of Connecticut and then her M.Ed in College Student Personnel from Ohio University. During her graduate studies, she focused her seminar paper on time perception and how to reframe time management for the modern college student. Currently, Vanessa serves on the Advising Assessment Committee and hopes to get more involved at State in the future.

Specialties: Human Biology concentration, pre-health advising

Fun Fact: Growing up 45 minutes outside of New York City, Vanessa had great exposure to Broadway and has seen over 45 shows (some of them more than once!). She is an avid reader and podcast listener, so if you are in need of suggestions she is your woman.