VCU Forensic Science Class of 2022: Kendall Gehring is driven to solve cold cases with forensic anthropology
May 18, 2022
VCU Forensic Science Class of 2022 Outstanding Undergraduate: Kendall Gehring is driven to solve cold cases with forensic anthropology "I’ve always loved puzzles,” says Gehring, who has had two internships with the FBI and has been a leader in VCU’s Department of Forensic Science.
She is not only an outstanding student — she has a 4.0 GPA and is in the Honors College — but has also been a leader among forensic science students, serving as president of the Forensic Science Student Club at VCU, helping to organize visits to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner and the Virginia Department of Forensic Science, and connecting her fellow classmates with professional contacts and alumni. Gehring has examined forensic cold cases in the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner as part of a graduate-level Forensic Anthropology Applications course taught by Tal Simmons, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Forensic Science. In addition, for the past two years, she has worked in the lab of Emanuele Alves, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Forensic Science, as part of a project to develop a method to extract opioid traces from bone in cold cases. Read more at https://news.vcu.edu/article/2022/04/httpsegrvcuedudepartmentscomputer