Welcome Gina Hunter, our Newest Diplomate!

Gina is a Forensic Document Examiner at the San Diego County Sheriff’s Regional Crime Laboratory. She began working at the crime lab in 2010 as an intern and worked her way up to FDE trainee in 2013. Gina received a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and a minor in Chemistry from San Diego State University in 2010 and an Associate in Science in Administration of Justice and Forensic Technology from Grossmont College in San Diego, CA in 2014. She also completed 4 graduate courses in Forensic Document Examination from Oklahoma State University. Gina completed a 3-year apprenticeship in Forensic Document Examination at the San Diego Sheriff’s Crime Lab under Senior FDE Marie Durina in 2016. She is a provisional member of ASQDE and an associate member of the Questioned Document Section of AAFS. In her free time Gina enjoys camping, traveling, and paper crafting.

Congratulations Gina! And I am interested in finding out what is paper crafting. đŸ™‚

Get to Know Robin Tran, Our Newest Diplomate

Robin is a Forensic Document Examiner at the Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations Forensic Laboratory in McLean, VA. She received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Maryland Baltimore County in 2003 and a Master of Forensic Science from The George Washington University in Washington, DC in 2007.

Robin began her career with the HSI Forensic Laboratory in 2009 as a trainee. There, she successfully completed a 30-month comprehensive training program in questioned document examination. As an examiner at the laboratory, she conducts examinations of domestic and international travel and identification documents to determine authenticity and reveal alterations. In addition to her document examination responsibilities, Robin demonstrates forensic instrumentation utilized by document examiners to individuals visiting the HSI Forensic Laboratory and provides instruction and training to law enforcement and other officials encompassing various components of questioned document examination. Robin has also served as a mentor for apprentice examiners providing on the job training regarding casework examinations and participating in expert panels for question and answer training sessions. She currently serves as the laboratory’s Instrumentation Officer.

When not at the laboratory Robin enjoys spending time with her daughter and husband.

Meet our New Diplomate – Stephanie Kingsbury

Stephanie has actually been a Diplomate for almost a year now. She is a Forensic Document Examiner with the US Postal Inspection Service’s National Forensic Laboratory. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and Criminal Justice from Carthage College and a Master’s of Forensic Science degree from George Washington University. Stephanie completed a 2.5 year questioned documents training program at the Homeland Security Investigations Forensic Laboratory in 2015. She is a provisional member of ASQDE, an associate member of the Questioned Documents Section of AAFS, and now a Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Document Examiners. Welcome Stephanie!