The Bates Student

Vanessa Paolella

Vanessa Paolella, Editor in Chief

Vanessa Paolella '21 is the current Editor in Chief of The Student.

At Bates, she majors in geology with a strong interest in environmental geochemistry, minoring in chemistry and Asian studies on the side. She is currently analyzing more than 70 years of Androscoggin River water quality data for her senior thesis and hopes to publish an article detailing her findings. Beyond academics, Vanessa competes on the cross country and track and field teams at Bates, where she has earned one All-American award for the Distance Medley Relay in 2019 and attended two other NCAA Championships.

A native of Dingmans Ferry, Penn., Vanessa has spent the last three summers in Maine as a research assistant for the geology department at Bates, a hydrogeology intern for the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, and most recently as an intern reporter for the Sun Journal.

She is the former Managing Editor (2019-20) and Managing Sports Editor (2018-19) of  The Student.

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