Wednesday, May 30, 2018

TEEX #WomenStepUp: TEEX Forensic Science Academy Training Manager Christine Ramirez Steps Up

Christine Ramirez worked as a Crime Scene Investigator for 9 years. Now she is the Training Manager for the Texas Forensic Science Academy so she can help others pursue this career. Here’s what she said about Stepping Up in this field:

“Working as a CSI meant long hours. You may work from 8:00-5:00, then be on-call and come back at 9:00 pm; work a crime scene until 3:00am and return to your regular shift again at 8:00. But, you know, all that hard work is worth it, because we are working for the common goal of investigating and solving crime. Your work may stop a criminal from committing another crime or give a family some sense of closure. I had the opportunity to be an intern at a police department before starting my career, and even then I felt I was part of a team working for justice. All through my career, I felt my work had an impact and made a difference.

So today, when I’m in a classroom teaching Crime Scene Investigation, I tell my students that I know you’re tired but know that every scene you work you literally affect people and their lives. And you literally change the world every single case you work. I don’t know many other professions that can have a profound effect like that on people.


My hope is that you will find something you have a passion for so that when you open your eyes in the morning it’s not like, “ugh, I have to go in again” but it’s like “I get to do this and this and this”. You spring out of bed because it’s something you look forward to. Ask yourself this, “At the end of the day how did it make you feel?”

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