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After completing my chemistry degree at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and forensic science masterâ€™s degree at U.C. Berkeley, I joined the Santa Clara County Crime Laboratory in 1995. I have worked in controlled substances, latent fingerprint development, crime scenes, hair comparison, and DNA. I am currently a supervisor in the DNA unit, the laboratoryâ€™s CODIS administrator, a member of both AAFS and CACLD, an ABC General Criminalistics Fellow, and a DNA QAS Auditor.
I joined the CAC as a student member in 1994, was part of a team that hosted two CAC seminars, and served on the CAC Board of Directors as secretary from 2000-2004. Over the past 20 years as a CAC member, I have attended numerous CAC meetings, made long-lasting friendships, collaborated with my colleagues, and taught many students during their internships in the San Jose State Forensic Science program.
After taking a decade-long hiatus from the CAC Board to perfect my skills of being a soccer mom and softball coach, I would like the opportunity to return to the board and serve as your CAC president.