Jessica Lam is from Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, which is part of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). She attended the University of Toronto to obtain her Honour’s Bachelor of Science in forensic anthropology and biology, as well as a Master’s of Science in anthropology. Throughout her studies, she has been active in casework for various police agencies across Ontario as a forensic anthropology field technician. Her specialized skillset and research areas pertain to recovery of evidence and human remains; 3D technology for both crime scene documentation and external imaging of bone; and assessment of skeletal material for the purposes of creating a biological profile and trauma interpretation. She was the President of the Forensic Science Society at the University of Toronto from 2009-2012 and served as the Forensic Science program outreach administrator from 2012-2014. She has also been involved with assisting and organizing several conferences such as the Toronto Police Services’ 24th Educational Training Conference and the 2014 Canadian Identification Services Conference. She has participated in research and fieldwork activities in Greece, Portugal, and Japan as well as locally in the GTA. Having never been to the UK before outside of Heathrow airport, she is looking forward to being a part of the INTREPID Forensics program at Leicester!
Her extracurricular interests include playing the piano, reading, yoga, karate, and krav maga.