Naria Ford-Thompson

I graduated in


I majored/minored in


I currently live in

Pittsburgh, PA

My current or most recent professional title/role is

Forensic Scientist

My career path and accomplishments since graduating from Alma:

I obtained my Masters of Science in Forensic Science from Marshall University which I finished up this past May. While I was there, I worked as a Graduate Assistant and did research regarding analyzing the components of electronic cigarette liquid refills. I am now working for the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office as a Forensic Scientist in their controlled substances department.

My Alma experience prepared me for my career, graduate school, and life by

The education I received at Alma is directly related to where I am now. The direct exposure I had to different instrumentation and my independent research alongside Dr. Melissa Strait gave me an advantage when it came to applying for graduate programs and jobs. I was able to excel in my graduate program and graduate with honors because of the well-rounded education I received at Alma College, and I still utilize everything I’ve learned then to this day!