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Lawrence A. Quarino, Ph.D.
Director/Professor, Forensic Science
610-437-4471 ext. 3567

20th Annual Forensic Science Symposium

March 19, 2022

The 20th annual Forensic Science Symposium at Cedar Crest College will include a fascinating group of speakers, all of which are alumna of Cedar Crest College forensic science programs. Each alumna will discuss their different disciplines in forensic science such as DNA analysis, death investigation, and toxicology as well as cases they have worked during their careers.   

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Please Note: Registration will close March 18

Schedule of Events

8:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. 
Registration and Refreshments

9 a.m.– 9:10 a.m.

Larry Quarino, Ph.D.
Forensic Science Program Cedar Crest College

9:10 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Death Investigation: The Role of the Coroner’s Office and Postmortem Examinations
Clare M. Fried ’17, MSFS, D-ABMDI
Deputy Coroner, Northampton County Coroner’s Office and Forensic Center

10 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
Fire Debris Analysis: A Case Study
Kaitlin (Hafer) Mertz ‘12 ‘14, MSFS, ABC-FD
Forensic Scientist, Virginia Department of Forensic Science

10:50 a.m. – 11:05 a.m.
Refreshment Break

11:05 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.
Honoring Their Sacrifice: Using DNA Analysis to Identify US Service Members
Kayla R. Sween ’11 ‘13, MSFS
DNA Analyst, Forensic Scientist II, Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory

11:55 a.m. - 1:10 p.m.

1:10 p.m. – 2 p.m. 
The Woman Who Circumnavigated Chemistry in a Career of Her Own Making
Megan Zellner-Pauker ’07 ‘08, MSFS
Manager, Shiseido Americas – Analytical Chemistry Affiliation

2 p.m. – 2:50 p.m. 
In the Right Direction: A Case Study
Kristen (Johnson) Lease ‘05
Director of the Forensic Science Division for Prince George’s County Police Department

2:50 p.m. – 3:05 p.m.
Refreshment Break

3:10 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Chemistry Behind Crime Scene Cases
Melanie A. Schade ‘16
Forensic Scientist at the Pennsylvania State Police