Expert in Forensic Archaeology, Human Remains Recovery, Pollen and Soil Evidence, Fingerprint Evidence
I was contacted by a solicitor's firm in the UK to read and comment on an experts report. I was asked to attend the trail and consult with the barrister to provide questions for cross-examination. My involvement lead to the expert being cross-examined for four days.I was consulted by a city crime scene unit as to types of alternative types of evidence that could be utilized. I instructed them in the use of soil, pollen, and entomological evidence which they have since started using routinely and to great success. I have been contacted with requests fise and have leveraged my extensive network of international contacts to match the need with the right expert.I have provided forensic consultation for television producers and crime writers.I am regularly contacted by schools, museums, and other educational organizations to consult on the development of forensic activities for the public.
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York - Yonkers, New York - Newark, New Jersey - Jersey City, New Jersey - Paterson, New Jersey - Elizabeth, New Jersey - Trenton, New Jersey - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Allentown, Pennsylvania - Baltimore, Maryland
|Year: 2002||Degree: MSc||Subject: Forensic Archaeological Science||Institution: University College London|
|Year: 2002||Degree: AB||Subject: Classical & Near Eastern Archaeology||Institution: Bryn Mawr College|
|Years: 2012 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Instructor||Department:||Responsibilities: Provides continuing professional development courses for law enforcement employees which have include human remains recovery in both clandestine grave and mass fatality settings.|
|Years: 2012 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Instructor||Department: Sociology, Anthropology, Criminal Justice||Responsibilities: She teaches a 3-course sequence in forensic science that covers the theory, public policy, and regulation of forensic science as well as a range of forensic methods and techniques.|
|Years: 2010 to 2012||Employer: Rutgers University||Title: Grant Facilitator||Department: Arts & Sciences||Responsibilities: • Aid in the preparation, drafting, and editing of grant applications.
• Facilitate a Faculty Writing Group to support writing activities across the College of Arts & Sciences
• Provide writing guides and produce resource materials
|Years: 2004 to 2012||Employer: Forensic Outreach||Title: Forensic Archaeologist||Department:||Responsibilities: • Provide forensic training for police, scenes of crime, science teachers, and barrister CPD.
• Advise law enforcement regarding excavation of buried items, body recovery, & fingerprinting enhancement.
• Organize and facilitate forensic science educational programs for secondary school students.
|Years: 2009 to 2010||Employer: University College London||Title: Research Centre & Course Administrator||Department: Faculty of Laws||Responsibilities: • Manage and maintain three research centers (Institute for Human Rights, Centre for Ethics & Law, and the Centre for International Courts and Tribunals).
• Aid in the preparation of research funding proposals.
• Provide administrative support to seven members of academic staff.
|Years: 2002 to 2004||Employer: Univeristy College London||Title: Programme Director||Department: UCL Forensic Science Outreach Programme||Responsibilities: • Organize and facilitate a forensic science summer school for secondary school students.
• Teach a 6-week series of lectures on a variety of forensic science topics to gifted and talented secondary school students.
• Recruit secondary schools in the London area to be involved in forensic science programs.
|Years: 2000 to 2001||Employer: Hunter Research||Title: Assistant Archaeologist||Department:||Responsibilities: • Excavation of site, mapping, paperwork, artifact processing.
• Supervise field technicians.
• Facilitate public outreach programs & greet site visitors.
|Years||Country / Region||Summary|
|Years: 2002 to 2010||Country / Region: United Kingdon||Summary: I lived and worked in the UK for nearly 9 years. During this time I worked with a number of UK police forces, UK barristers, government offices, and was based at a UK university.|
|Years: 2010 to 2010||Country / Region: Portugal||Summary: I provided a day of forensic activities for an American high school based in Lisbon.|
|Associations / Societies|
|Society for American Archaeology
Association for Women in Forensic Science
NJ Association of Forensic Scientists
NJ Homicide Investigators' Association
American Association of University Women
Forensic Archaeology Recovery
Ancient Fingerprint Society
|Licenses / Certifications|
|AWIFS, advisory board
FAR, board of directors
|Publications and Patents Summary|
|She has 4 publications and one book on forensic archaeology in production.|
|Expert Witness Experience|
|I have worked with UK defense barristers to interpret and question expert witness statements for the benefit of cross-examination. I have facilitated professional development seminars for lawyers on effectively questioning forensic evidence. I have written professional opinions and forensic reports for court and have trained to appear as an expert witness.|
|Training / Seminars|
|I have developed a very extensive catalog of training seminars and field exercises for law enforcement and others. Most recently I ran a 2-day forensic archaeology field exercise and I am currently developing a full scale post blast / mass casualty exercise.|
|I have sourced supplies and vendors for archaeology and evidence collection supplies.|
|I am very connected to the UK forensic industry and changes taking place in forensic accreditation and regulation. I am also connected to the UK fingerprint practitioner community. In the USA, I am involved in trends in forensic archaeology, women in forensic science, best practice standards, and trends within higher education.|
|Other Relevant Experience|
|I am able to comment on environmental evidence (soils and pollen). I can consult on grave location and search and recovery. I am especially capable at reviewing reports / statements for cross-examination. I am also able to help with grant writing and grant reviewing.|