SU forensics graduate student invited to teach seminar in Guatemala law school
Anita Zannin, a student in the Forensic Science Professional Master’s Program in Syracuse University’s College of Arts and Sciences, was recently invited to teach a seminar on “Crime Scene/Homicide Investigation” to law students at the University of Francisco Marroquin in Guatemala. At the conclusion of the seminar, Zannin was named a visiting professor. Zannin will be graduating with a master’s degree in forensic science in December.
Zannin holds bachelor’s degrees in forensic chemistry and criminal justice from the State University of New York College at Buffalo. She is the owner of AZ Forensic Associates LLC, which provides a variety of forensic consulting services to criminal investigative units and criminal and civil attorneys. Since 2004, Zannin has studied and worked with Herbert Leon MacDonell at the Laboratory of Forensic Sciences in Corning, N.Y., and teaches in the affiliated, internationally renowned Bloodstain Evidence Institute. In addition to her role as a graduate student, Zannin teaches bloodstain pattern analysis in SU’s Forensic Science Program.
Zannin is a member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS), International Association for Identification (IAI), International Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysts (IABPA), and a charter member of International Veterinary Forensic Sciences Association (IVFSA). She is also a member of Women TIES, an organization that helps women business owners promote their companies. Zannin has been accepted as an expert in both federal and state courts, and has worked on criminal and civil cases in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.