Bianca N. Thomas received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Chemistry in 2011 from Claflin University. She received her Master of Science degree in Biotechnology with a concentration in DNA Forensic Analysis from Claflin University in 2013. While obtaining her Masters, Bianca worked alongside the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) to construct the forensics lab at Claflin University. She currently works for the Tampa Bay region of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) in the Biology/ DNA section as a Forensic Technologist. Her primary duties include receiving, securing, distributing, and returning evidence submitted to the laboratory, operating robots for DNA quantitation or as assigned and providing professional testimony on technical support duties. Ms. Thomas will be teaching Introduction to Criminalistics.