Vanessa Kitova
Vanessa Kitova
Height: 5-8
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Beverly, Mass.
High School: Beverly
Major: Chemical-Biological Engineering

2020-21:
- Team captain
- Did not compete as the season was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic

2019-20:
- Team captain
- Posted a 1-1 record in singles play and a 0-1 mark in doubles
- Her win came at No. 6 singles vs. No. 10 Brandeis at Indoor Nationals
- NEWMAC Academic All-Conference
- ITA Scholar-Athlete
- Won the 2020 Vikki Auzenne Memorial Leadership Award

2018-19:
- NEWMAC First Team All-Conference (No. 6 singles)
- NEWMAC Academic All-Conference
- ITA Scholar-Athlete

2017-18:
- Posted a perfect 4-0 singles record and a 1-0 doubles mark as all her wins came in NEWMAC play
- Earned her first career victory with a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 5 singles vs. Emerson

Off the Court at MIT:
- Majoring in chemical-biological engineering with a minor in statistics and data science and a concentration in economics
- Process Development Engineering Intern at Takeda (summer 2020)
- Automation and Engineering Intern at Cell Signaling Technology (summer 2019)
- Engineering Intern at Q-State Biosciences (summer-fall 2018)
- R&D Intern at Cell Signaling Technology (summer 2018)
- Researched applications of Raman spectroscopy and multivariate data analysis to biologics manufacturing; chemomechanical characterization of solid-state electrolytes.
- Involved in the Gordon Engineering Leadership Program

High School:
- No. 1 singles player at Beverly High School
- 2016 Boston Globe All-Scholastic and 2016 NEC All-Star
- Won 18 individual tournaments since ninth grade and was a semifinalist at the Summer National Championship at the Ukraine in 2014
- Ranked top 20 in the New England USTA rankings and top 200 in the U.S. Tennis Recruiting rankings
- Member of the National Honor Society
- AP Scholar with distinction
- North Shore Chamber of Commerce Honor Scholar