Vanessa Pollok

Administrative Assistant/Fiscal Officer for MSG/MSU Office

Role (Focus)

Vanessa Pollok joined Michigan Sea Grant in August 2014, serving as the Administrative Assistant/Fiscal Officer delegate to the Michigan Sea Grant Extension Program, based at Michigan State University. Vanessa specializes in a variety of areas within the university including grant facilitation (both pre/post awards), program planning, budget analysis, and office management.


  • Associate in Applied Science Degree, Medical Office Assistant, Health Degree Programs at Ferris State University
  • Undergraduate student, Michigan State University, toward a degree in the Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Science Program

Professional Experience

  • Office of Faculty and Organizational Development within the Office of the Provost at Michigan State University
  • Rehabilitation Medicine Clinic, Clinical Center, Michigan State University
  • The Japan Center for Michigan Universities, Michigan State University
  • Telecommunication Information Studies and Media (soon to be Department of Media and Information), Michigan State University
  • Department of Animal Science, Michigan State University

Professional Affiliations

  • Essentials for Research Administrators (ERA) at MSU, Certificate Series
  • Financial Administrative Institute: A Systems Approach to Managing Money at MSU, Certificate Series
  • Member, Michigan Chapter Society of Research Administrators International (MI-SRAI), Planning Committee for 2016 and 2017
  • MSU Courses: Accounting, Economics, Statistics and Political Science


  • Manly Miles Lunch Series 2016 to facilitate collaboration and networking within the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife and the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Activities include travel, backpacking/hiking, and baking

Phone: (517) 353-9748
Fax: (517) 353-6496

Michigan Sea Grant Extension
MSU – Greening Michigan Institute
Manly Miles Building
1405 S. Harrison Rd., Rm. 305
East Lansing, MI 48823-5243