Hi, my name is Katherine (Kat) Ferrari and I grew up in Westport, Massachusetts. I graduated in 2016 from Western New England University in Springfield, MA with a BS in Forensic Biology, minor in chemistry. From a young age I knew I wanted to be a forensic scientists and to eventually attend graduate school. I chose Penn State because of the experienced faculty, as well as the research opportunities and resources. After graduation I hope to obtain a job at a local, state, or federal agency in the crime scene investigation or trace analysis unit. In my spare time I enjoy cooking and playing field hockey.