Nat’s CSI

By Nat Mordecai on May 02, 2014 at 05:30 PM in Nat's Blog

Thanks for checking out our website and reading about our adventure – I hope you don’t think we’re too crazy! We really didn’t mean to get ourselves into all that trouble, we just really believe in finding the truth, wherever that may lead us.

So as you know by now, the only things I love more than my friends is science – especially forensic science. I know that’s not the usual thing for a teenager girl to be really into but I think there is nothing more cool than using science to solve crimes. Of course, I am a big fan of television shows like C.S.I., but the real world of forensic science is even more amazing than what they show on television. Some of my heroes are real-life forensic investigators who never give up on cases, using all the technology and scientific advances available to make sure justice is served.

One of my favorite places to visit online is the Young Forensic Scientists Forum at the American Academy of Forensic Scientists. You can find advice there on how to prepare for a career as a forensic scientist and you can get insight on what the job is really like. They have great advice on what kind of classes you need to take in hospital to prepare for college-level work, and you can even find information on which colleges have really strong forensic programs. The one thing I know for sure, there’s no shortcuts if you want to be a great scientist, so be prepared to work hard!

So you are probably wondering why I love forensics so much? I truly do believe that people need to be held accountable for their actions, and science is a powerful tool in not only making sure the guilty are convicted but that the innocent are freed. Forensic anthropology – which can encompass many of the forensic science skills to be applied outside of criminal justice system – helps make sure that the history of people or a place is recorded accurately. It can also be important in bringing justice to the victims of genocides and crimes against humanity all around the world.

I don’t think my interest in forensic science is creepy or ghoulish. I just want to give people who can no longer speak for themselves a voice, and the best way I know how to do that is to use the best skills I have!

Visit my space here on the website to learn more about forensic science and some of the cases that scientists have done a great job solving. See you soon!