Student & Alumni Profiles
Shaneil George is a current student at the MS in Forensic Science Program at John Jay College.
"My name is Shaneil George, and I'm a 2nd-year master's student in the forensic science toxicology track. I chose John Jay because of its status as a top criminal justice school with state-of-the-art laboratories and outstanding professors. This program has helped shape me into an independent and critical thinker. During my time in this program, I have developed hands on laboratory skills relevant to the forensic science field. When I graduate, I hope to pursue my PhD in Chemistry with a Forensic science concentration."
Malik Schoffner is a current student at the MS in Forensic Science Program at John Jay College.
“My name is Malik Schoffner, and I am a graduate student in the Forensic Science Masters Program. John Jay is a college that provides more than enough tools and curriculum necessary to propel me forward into the field of forensics. With courses ranging from analytical to practical measures of the field, I believe the road to becoming a forensic toxicologist after graduation is near.”
Genesis Echevarria - 2022
Genesis Echevarria is currently employed at the NYC Office of Chief Medical Examiner.
“The last six years at John Jay has been the greatest. Both the students and the faculty are welcoming. The faculty are amazing and are the best in their field, while the courses are fulfilling and captivating. I am currently finishing up my research in molecular biology and am looking forward to expanding my knowledge and passion in the field. Choosing John Jay for both my undergraduate and graduate studies has been the best decision for my academic career."
Aliya Lewis - 2021
Aliya Lewis is currently PhD student at Saint Johns University.
“Choosing John Jay to pursue my master’s in Forensic Science was one of the easiest decisions I’ve ever made. John Jay just felt right. The esteemed faculty is so knowledgeable, and they make lectures enjoyable. I’m excited to be following the molecular biology/genetics track, especially with all the new advancements in the post-genomic era and their application to forensic science. With each lecture and lab, I know I made the right choice for my career.”
Ricky Klafehn - 2020
Ricky Klafehn is currently PhD student at the University of Nevada.
“Since moving to NYC from Rochester, NY back in 2012, John Jay has been my home for the last eight years. The courses in the grad program are intriguing and engaging; students have a wonderful opportunity to work in new facilities and study under professionals who have made many contributions to the scientific community and forensic science field. I'm currently doing research in forensic anthropology and forensic entomology. Through the mentorship of the renowned faculty, and with the support of my fellow Bloodhounds, I am following my dreams of becoming a forensic anthropologist.”
Jasmine Gayle - 2019
Jasmine Gayle is currently employed at the NYPD Police Lab as a criminalist.
“John Jay has been a place filled with welcoming professors and students. In Summer 2016, I graduated from Queens College as a chemistry and sociology major. I have dreamt about becoming a student at John Jay and pursuing my future career as a forensic scientist for many years. As a first-generation student, this opportunity has been a once in a lifetime blessing that was once just an imagination. While at John Jay, I pursued a toxicology and criminalistics track. Upon completion of my degree, I was hired to work at the NYPD Police Lab just six months after graduating. My experience at John Jay has truly molded and prepared me for this opportunity.”