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- Blair Garnett, Class of '10, from NC

Forensic Science Internships

G. K’Hill Lesemann (’10)

Charleston, SC

North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation (summer ’09)

K’Hill worked in the ballistics section of the laboratory.   K’Hill also completed an internship in the summer of ’08 for the Federal Probation Office in Charleston, SC.  K’Hill is in the College and Chamber Choirs at St. Andrews and volunteers as a Student Marshall for graduation and convocation ceremonies.

Holly Mitten (’10)

Elbert, CO

FBI Laboratory, Quantico, VA (Summer ’09)

Holly worked in the Questioned Document unit at the FBI laboratory.   She is continuing her internship through the next

academic year in the FBI office in Fayetteville, NC.

John Coppolo (’09)

Saranac Lake, NY

Scotland County (NC) Sheriff’s Dept (spring ’09).  


Chief Deputy Steve Smith worked John quite hard and provided multiple opportunities for observation.  John completed Basic Law Enforcement Training in August ’09 and is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Chemistry at Western Carolina University.  John was in the College Choir, competed on the Western riding team, and was in the cast of several college play productions.

See news story for more details.

Brittany Parrish (’09)

Charlotte, NC

Laurinburg (NC) Police Department (spring ’09). 

Charlotte (NC) Department of Probation (summer ’09)


Brittany split her internship time with the Laurinburg Police Department, riding with patrol officers, as well as working with detectives, crime scene investigators, and the canine unit.  Brittany’s primary interests are in police photography and criminal profiling.   She is currently considering job opportunities in law enforcement.

See news story for more details.



Julianne Johnson (Dec. ’08)

Vestavia Hills, AL

North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, Latent Evidence Section (summer ’07)


Julianne spent the summer interning in the Latent Evidence Section of the NCSBI’s crime lab in Raleigh, NC. During this time she gained about 400 hours’ worth of hands on training, experience and research all involving latent impressions and tire tracks. The research she completed with her fellow intern was subsequently published in the September issue of the Journal of Forensic Sciences.  The title of the article is “Determining an Optimal Sequence for Chemical Development of Latent Prints on Cartridge Casings and Shotgun Shells.”


Julianne is employed with the City-County Bureau of Identification in Raleigh, NC as a Forensic Examiner and is currently studying to become an IAI Certified Latent Print Examiner.


Julianne founded the St. Andrews Forensic Science Club and served as its first President.

Kara Wright (’08)

Sanford, NC

Ashboro, NC Police Dept.


 Kara worked with the lead crime scene investigator and had an opportunity to observe officers at several crime scenes.  Her site supervisor is also the primary underwater investigator for the state of North Carolina.   Kara is currently teaching Earth Science to high school students in Raleigh, NC and taking graduate classes.

Farran Sanders (Dec. ’08)

Hickory, NC

North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation (summer ’08)

 Farran interned out of the Hickory NC SBI field office.  She observed agents at several crime scenes, witnessed an autopsy, and observed courtroom testimony.  Farran is currently employed with the Fayetteville Police Department.   Farran was also on the Women’s Lacrosse team, Vice President of the Forensic Science Club, and volunteered in the Ride Like a Knight program.   Farran was inducted into the “Who’s Who Among America’s College and University Students.”


Cristen Cameron (’06)

August, GA

Cumberland County (NC) Sheriff’s Dept., Latent Print Section


Currently enrolled in Forensic Anthropology program.


James Tippett (Dec. ’05)

Sykesville, MD

Laurinburg (NC) Police Department (fall ’05)


James is currently employed as a Deputy Sheriff in Maryland.  Jamie played men’s lacrosse during his college experience.

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