Before joining the Alliance, Vanessa has held multiple roles in academic research. She spent a number of years working research labs in multiple institutes before moving to research administration as a compliance specialist. In her time as compliance specialist she developed and implemented strategic initiatives to support research while ensuring compliance with regulatory frameworks. She’s excited to bring these experiences to her role as the Research Funding Lead with the Alliance.
Vanessa holds an undergraduate degree in Genetics and a Masters degree in Biochemistry and Medical Genetics both from the University of Manitoba. IN addition to her degrees, she has professional certificates in Adult Learning, Knowledge Mobilization, Communications and Project Management.