University of Washington, Class of 2015
Jennifer is a 2011 graduate of Othello High School in Othello, WA. As an undergraduate at the University of Washington, Jennifer has been actively involved in the Public Health Brigades and has traveled to Honduras with the group on two occasions.
Education, Honors, and Awards
- Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP), University of Washington, Summer 2013
- HHMI BioFellows, 2011
- GenOM ALVA Intern, Summer 2011
- 2011 graduate of Othello High School
- U-DOC High School Summer Program 2010
- Coca-Cola Scholar 2011
Jennifer worked as an intern with the King County Medical Examiner's Office during the summer of 2011. Her research focused on a variety of areas of forensic science including forensic anthropology, autopsy, and ballistics. For the purposes of her final project, she chose to focus on the variation of gun shot residue (GSR) based on weapon and firing distance. She found that at farther distances, there was a marked difference in both the soot pattern and the stippling caused by the GSR. This data allows for estimates to be made regarding firing range with various weaponry.
During the summer of 2013, Jennifer participated in the Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP) at the University of Washington.
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