Vanessa Pollok

Administrative Assistant


Vanessa Pollok joined Michigan Sea Grant in August 2014, serving as the Administrative Assistant 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

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 Interests

  • National Administrative Institute: A Systems Approach to Managing Money at MSU
  • National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) at MSU
  • MSU Courses: Accounting and Statistics

Affiliations and Interests

  • backpacking, hiking
  • camping
  • canoeing
  • gardening

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