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Traci Brasse, MA

Instructor

Teresa "Traci" Brasse has more than 26 years of experience with medicolegal death investigations, forensic quality management, and process improvement in both the field and crime laboratories. As part of exhumations teams, she managed evidence collection and handling for many high-profile cases. In a management and consultant capacity, she worked for a private DNA laboratory that assisted the identification after mass disasters of the World Trade Center (WTC) as well as several federal law enforcement facilities including: the Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), Fire Research Laboratory (FRL) at ATF, United States Postal Inspection Services (USPIS) and United States Army Criminal Identification Laboratory (USACIL).  She was appointed to the Guatemalan Forensic Anthropology Foundation (FAFG) DNA Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) to assist the non-profit international organization and anthropology laboratory, as an advisor guiding them through the initial set-up of a DNA laboratory quality system and accreditation for DNA-identification of civil war victims recovered from mass graves.  Currently, she consults for law enforcement on cold case investigations.

Traci has been an adjunct instructor at DeSales University in the Master of Arts in Criminal Justice (MCJ) Program since April 2014.  She holds a M.A. from DeSales University in Criminal Justice/Investigative Forensics and a bachelor's degree from Mary Washington College in Biology.