Vanessa Gonzalez-Perez

Assistant Dean Diversity Initiatives in the Natural Sciences and Engineering
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Greetings! In my role as Assistant Dean for Diversity Initiatives in the Natural Sciences and Engineering, I support graduate students in both divisions. I am here to assist you support  through mentorship, advising, and professional development. I also organize activities to enable your engagement with each other. 

What is my background? My journey as a researcher started when I was a Biology major at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras. Through the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Program, I discovered my passion and talents for research. I continued to develop my research skills through a postbaccalaureate program at the National Cancer Institute in Maryland and later as a graduate student in Genetics and Molecular Biology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Before joining Princeton, I completed two postdoctoral fellowships which led to an Assistant Research Professor position at the School of Pharmacy at Washington State University.

I am here to help you find your voice, develop your professional skills and work towards a successful career in science. I look forward to assisting you.


Areas of responsibility:

  • Recruitment and retention of diverse student populations
  • Creation and maintenance of student enhancement and retention programs within the natural sciences
  • Mentorship and student advising