Amanda Fitch is the Forensic Analyst for the ASPCA Veterinary Forensic Sciences Program at the University of Florida’s Maples Center for Forensic Medicine. In addition to presenting academic coursework and conducting research, she also responds to animal crime scenes with the ASPCA where she serves as the crime scene analyst. She graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology and from the University of Central Oklahoma with a Master of Science in Forensic Science. She also holds crime scene analyst certification from the International Association for Identification.
Ms. Fitch has over 15 years of experience in various disciplines of forensic science. She worked several years as an archaeologist where she gained extensive experience in grave excavation. She has worked as a Medicolegal Death Investigator in Oklahoma and Florida. She has also worked for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement as a Forensic Technician in latent prints and crime scene, and for the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office as a Latent Print Analyst. She is currently a member of both the Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team (DMORT) and the Florida Emergency Mortuary Operations Response System (FEMORS). Additionally, she is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Academy of Forensic Science and the International Association for Identification.