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Katherine Ferrari

Katherine Ferrari

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329 Whitmore Lab
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814) 863-6758


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.

Research Interests

I will be working with Dr. Jack Hieptas for my research project, which will focus on post-mordem root banding of hair in correlation to burial and mass graves.