Spring on the York College campus

Michelle Civitella '18

Forensic Chemistry
“From day one I’ve taken every opportunity to pursue my dream.”

Michelle Civitella’s interest in forensic chemistry began in high school and has flourished ever since.

Working alongside Dr. James Foresman as a freshman “I was able to start my independent study as soon as I got to York. It’s good to get involved from the start,” said Michelle. As a lab assistant, a member of the Chemistry Society and the Women’s Lacrosse team, Michelle has certainly taken advantage of the involvement opportunities available to students.

Michelle not only credits her professors that she has developed the close relationships with but her family and friends for supporting her while at YCP.

With a minor in Criminal Justice and an internship at a crime lab in New York under her belt, Michelle’s goal is to work in a crime lab similar to the one where she interned. “It’s kind of like putting a puzzle together,” she said. “You’re helping justice, but with science.”

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