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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)

Saranc 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 at Masters Degree in Criminal Justice 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’s research during this internship has been published in the September issue of 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 (Wake County, NC) in Raleigh as an Identification Technician.  Her future plans are to become an IAI certified latent print analyst.   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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