Joe studied chemistry as an undergraduate and attended The George Washington University to pursue a master’s in forensic science—and then applied to the Secret Service. Joe worked for the Secret Service for 10 years and received extensive training and opportunities to grow. He decided to transfer to the FBI in order to apply and expand his skills as an analyst.
Through there be be underlying similarities in Joe’s cases, every day presents something different. Joe uses a variety of high-tech laboratory instruments to assist special agents and their federal and local counterparts with criminal and international investigations. The outcome of Joe’s experimentation is to report an analysis of the data and offer an opinion on the evidence presented to him.
“The FBI is a great place to work for a chemist because the opportunities and resources that are available to do instrumental analysis are enormous. Having that much instrumentation and having those analytical abilities is challenging to maintain but also very gratifying.”
“The mission of the FBI is significant, both in the criminal investigations and in the counterintelligence operations. To be a small piece of the efforts that we put into combating domestic and international terrorism is rewarding and invigorating.”