Women Advancing Forensics: Susan Greenspoon – ISHI News

Women Advancing Forensics: Susan Greenspoon

Meet some of the women who are propelling the field of forensic science forward. In this interview, we meet Susan Greenspoon of the Virginia Department of Forensic Science. Susan got her start in forensic science by chance. As a post-doctoral fellow in a Molecular Neuroscience lab, she happened upon an ad for a Forensic Molecular Biologist role at Virginia DFS. The job ‘ticked many of her boxes’, so she gave it a try and hasn’t looked back. During the course of her 18-year tenure, she has seen a lot, and shares some of those stories in this interview. She also discusses the inviting nature of those in the forensic science field, and offers advice to those seeking leadership roles.