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Amanda Sozer

Founder and President of SNA International

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Speaker

Amanda Sozer

Founder and President of SNA International

Dr. Amanda Sozer, founder and president of SNA International, has received recognition for her invaluable contributions to the forensic industry over her thirty year career. She was a key contributor to the 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina identification responses and SNA as a company has responded to over 50 mass fatality incidents. She has extensive international forensics experience and has served on numerous committees and panels in an advisory capacity. Dr. Sozer facilitated the writing of the AABB Guidelines for Mass Fatality DNA Identification Operations, and was an advisory member of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Scientific Working Group on Disaster Victim Identification (SWGDVI) Data Management Committee.  Dr. Sozer has also written strategic plans and mass fatality response plans for a number of organizations in the U.S., and is leading a SME group developing guidelines for scientists working on human rights projects for the American Academy for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Sozer is a speaker at international mass fatality meetings and NTSB mass fatality trainings. She currently sits on the New York State Forensic Commission DNA subcommittee. Dr. Sozer is an expert on Rapid DNA, participating in field exercises to illustrate the versatility of Rapid DNA in Department of Homeland Security operations and disaster victim identification operations. She has contributed to Rapid DNA research and development on a local, national and international scale.