Amy Stringer: Master of Science in Forensic Science

By Caitlin Burns | May 17, 2021

Major: Master of Science in Forensic Science

Favorite Arcadia memory: There are so many. I use to hold these game nights in the Fall 2019 [as an undergraduate biochemistry student]—had this awesome group of students that came into the honors program. They wanted to play Dungeons & Dragons, and it’s one of my favorite hobbies. My boyfriend and I got into it in high school, so I told them I would show them how to play RPG (role play games) and we did game nights every other week throughout the semester. One of my favorite memories is mentoring those students, and those nights were a blast.

Involvement on campus: I was an ambassador for 4 years; graduate assistant for Honors Program and Chemistry Department; research assistant with [Director of Forensic Science] Dr. Karen Scott, which I presented at my capstone; intern at the Center for Forensic Science Research & Education, where I’m working on extracting insulin out of injection site post-mortem tissue; lab assistant with [Professor and Chair of Chemistry] Dr. Manny Curotto; and Biology student work for 4 years.

Advice for your first-year self: Take any opportunity that comes your way. I did for the most part, but there were things that I could’ve done earlier. If you’re looking for something, seek it out and don’t be afraid to ask, whether it’s about internship, research, contacts, networking, resources; don’t be afraid to ask somebody else who know where it is or knows how to get it because everybody everybody here was here to help me and is here to help students.

After Arcadia: I’m going to Temple’s Lewis Katz School of Medicine in the fall for Forensic Pathology.