As an active duty military spouse, I have been privileged to work in a variety of forensics positions over the past 15 years across the nation and the world, from Hawaii to Iraq.  I started my career in San Francisco working as a Forensic Specialist for Forensic Identification Services.  I then worked as a Police Identification Specialist for the City of Hayward Police Department in California.  After earning a Masters of Science in Forensic Science from the University of California, Davis I deployed to the Joint Expeditionary Forensic Facility at Camp Victory in Baghdad, Iraq as a Latent Print Examiner.  After returning stateside I joined the faculty of the Forensic Sciences program at Chaminade University of Honolulu.  I then moved to Virginia to take a management position as a Senior Latent Print Technician with American Systems, processing a wide range of complex forensic material associated with IEDs.  I currently work as an independent contractor in multiple sectors of the forensic science community.  I am a forensic specialist for Forensic Identification Services, an instructor for Tri Tech Forensics, and instructor for Aspen University, and am frequently traveling to lecture at forensics conferences worldwide.  I am also a Board Member of the International Association for Identification.
Education
M.S. Forensic Science, University of California - Davis, Davis, CA, 2009
B.S. Genetics, University of California - Davis, Davis, CA, 2003
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Latent print comparisons
Fingerprint processing
Research and development
Expert witness testimony
Expeditionary forensics
Federal/military contracts
Consulting
Technical/Science writing
Biometrics
AFIS/ABIS systems
Personal Interests
Traveling
Hiking
Baking bread
Swimming
Zumba
Websites