Jessica’s research interests include optical microscopy analysis of microparticles, explosives and narcotics trace detection, biotechnology, and inkjet printing technology. As a forensic toxicologist, she focuses on the forensic aspects of explosives and narcotics detection which include microparticle analysis, trace residue collection efficiency, and optimal collection media. Current efforts include developing gelatin-based vapor calibration sources for vapor-based trace detectors.
Surface and Microanalysis Science
Analytical Microscopy Group
Research Chemist at NIST since March 2005
University of Central Florida (2004) BS Molecular Biology and Microbiology
George Washington University (2006) Master of Forensic Science, Forensic Toxicology