Speaking topics: Cognitive Bias, DNA, Wrongful Conviction
Vanessa Meterko is the Research Manager at the Innocence Project.
She earned her M.A. in forensic psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and has spent her career using data for good. She has conducted research on health care, microaggressions, and the criminal legal system, and has published dozens of influential articles in scholarly and popular outlets. Vanessa is an expert in wrongful convictions research and spearheaded the Innocence Project’s first social science convening on the subject in 2022. She has spoken about the role of research in the innocence movement as well as the science of cognitive bias to a wide range of audiences including NASA, University College London, and global investment management firm Bridgewater Associates. Vanessa also served as an advocate for survivors of intimate partner violence and sexual assault in New York City for over a decade.