Stephanie N. Guadarrama
U.S. Department of Homeland Security Scholar
Accepted at Sam Houston State University to begin pursuing M.S. in Forensic Science, beginning August 2013
• B.S. Biology (UTB and TSC, Dec. 2012)
• A.A. Forensic Investigation (UTB and TSC, 2012)
• Certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
• Coroner’s Office, East Baton Rouge, La., Jan. – Feb. 2013
• Upcoming: Crime Lab, City of El Paso, Tex., June – July 2013
Tutoring high school students in algebra.
How did UTB help you get where you are today?
“UTB helped me by preparing me with the proper skills I need for graduate school. These skills include good study habits, proper lab techniques, and the basic foundation of science.
I am very fortunate to have been selected as a DHS scholar. The program provided me with funds for classes, books and an internship. Through this program I had the opportunity to attend the annual Forensic Sciences seminar sponsored by Valley Baptist Health System and held on South Padre Island.”
What is your fondest memory of your time at UTB?
“My fondest memories include getting down and dirty in forensics (casting, mock crime scenes); my study abroad trip to New Zealand where I gained a new appreciation for marine mammals; and studying in the library during finals week ’til the early morning hours.”
Advice for current students:
“Ask teachers for help when you need it because they are always more than willing to help. Take classes you think will challenge you, because there's no better feeling than knowing you conquered your fears. Attend seminars of current graduate students because it’s a way of supporting each other, and one day you might be in their spot.”