Vanessa S. Cohen holds a B.S. in Rehabilitation and Disability Studies, M.Ed. in Rehabilitation Counseling, and is ABD in pursuit of her Ed.D in Educational Leadership, with a concentration in Higher Education. She is a Disability Services Professional with the credentials of a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. Vanessa’s research interests include the successful transition and socialization of college students with disabilities, with a focus on peer-mentorship. Through various professional roles and experiences, Vanessa has worked to support individuals with disabilities in areas of higher education and community-based settings.