Hi, I’m Vanessa! I’m currently a 5th year PhD student in epidemiology studying the reproductive health effects associated with maternal exposure to air pollution. When I’m not busy analyzing data, I enjoy traveling, sightseeing, going to museums and art galleries, cooking, trying new restaurants, and spinning. UPK is a safe environment and has become home for me over the years. As a GCA, I like being able to interact with residents, coordinate social events, and ultimately, help facilitate the adjustment to UPK, U of R, and Rochester. I look forward to meeting you and wish you all the best in your personal and academic endeavors! Feel free to reach out anytime: Vanessa_Assibey-Mensah@URMC.