Ep. 13 Uncovering the World of Humanitarian Forensic Science: A Conversation with Derek Congram

Forensics Found

22-06-2023 • 32 mins

Join Katharine Pope in this fascinating discussion with Derek Congram, a forensic specialist with the International Committee of the Red Cross, as they explore his unique career path and the work of his organization, the International Center for Humanitarian Forensics.

Listen in as Derek shares how he's using the soft skills he gained in forensic anthropology to apply to many different roles and how the Center has been helping local agencies during the pandemic. From his journey into this line of work to his experiences with short-term contracts, Derek's story offers some invaluable lessons for anyone interested in exploring the very big field of forensic science.

In this episode, Derek and Kat chat about his career journey as a forensic specialist, the perceptions of specialists, and how imposter syndrome can be both motivating and distracting. They also explore how peer support can provide a space for forensic specialists to debrief and share their experiences.

Don't miss this engaging conversation filled with valuable insights and advice for those pursuing a career in forensics.

Topics Covered

Humanitarian Forensic Science Careers

Anthropology Career Doubts and Soft Skills

Managing Work-Life Balance in Forensics

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