Women Advancing Forensics: Allison Sherier

Meet some of the women who are propelling the field of forensic science forward. In this interview, we meet Allison Sherier, a PhD Student at the University of North Texas Health Science Center. Allison’s career in science began with her studying beef cattle breeding and genetics, but her desire to make an impact led her to forensic science. As she wraps up her academics, she hopes to one day work in a crime lab where she can bring massively parallel sequencing online and assist with the data analysis. Outside of the lab, Allison enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and young son, and is actively involved in rescuing and training dogs, specifically Cardigan Welsh Corgis. Allison continues to work on finding an optimal work/life balance and hopes to continue to be a mentor to young women considering a career in forensics.