This scientist’s motto is “if you see it, document it.”
Antoinette T. Thwaites didn’t know that you could work as a chemist in forensics, until she applied for a job with the City of Philadelphia. That’s when the now Forensic Chemist in the Office of Forensic Science at the Philadelphia Police Department discovered how to use her degree to do forensic drug analysis. “It’s not at all like television. My recommendation is to never rush and pay attention to details,” she says.
Thwaites is founder, of the Association of Women in Forensic Science (AWIFS). It provides programs, for women forensic professionals, teenagers, and college students. Tweet her at @women in Forensic Science.
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