Raising the Standard and promoting the scientific identification profession

Message From the 2021 President

Hello, members, and welcome to the 2021 SCAFO year! My name is Angie Schouten, and I am your 2021 SCAFO president. I am excited and honored to serve you this upcoming year, along with the SCAFO board members.

2021 will certainly bring many (more) changes for all of us. As the world has learned to adapt to these changes, SCAFO has learned to adapt as well with Zoom meetings and training. I am excited as I see the increasing numbers of members who attend the bimonthly training SCAFO provides and look forward to seeing you, many new members and guests online, in the upcoming year!

Although we haven't been able to meet in person in some time

I am proud to be part of an organization that has continued to deliver excellence to its members through the digital world! My hope for all of us this year is that we can each benefit from seeing each other online and hearing/sharing information about the science we all love so much. We are fortunate Zoom provides that platform to us and makes it available to reach those who may have not been able to participate otherwise.

This year, We would like to hear directly from you

After all, SCAFO is your organization! It is our mission as the board to provide the most relevant, rich, and reputable forensics training for our membership. If anyone has any suggested topics or ideas for potential speakers at upcoming meetings or training, we are certainly open to hearing them. You may contact me directly via email or your board secretary, Denell Payne.

Thank you for the opportunity to serve you this year. I look forward to seeing everyone at our bimonthly Zoom meetings and SCAFO training!

Very Respectfully,
Angie Schouten, SCAFO 2021 President