Erika Everhart

Forensic DNA Consultant- Everhart Forensic DNA Consulting


Experience:

  • May 2018 - Present: Everhart Forensic DNA Consulting
  • March 2013 - May 2018: Michigan State Police, Lansing Laboratory; Forensic Scientist 12, Biology Unit
  • June 2012 - March 2013: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department; Criminalist II, Biology Section
  • August 2006 - June 2012: Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Tampa Bay Regional Operations Center; Crime Laboratory Analyst/Local CODIS Administrator, Biology Section
  • June 2005 - August 2006: Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Tampa Bay Regional Operations Center; Crime Laboratory Analyst Trainee, Biology Section
  • August 2002 - June 2005: Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Tampa Bay Regional Operations Center; Forensic Technologist, Biology Section

 

Education:

  • 2005 - Hillsborough Community College Statistics
  • 2004 - University of South Florida Biochemistry
  • 2001 - Heidelberg University Bachelor of Science in Biology

 

Courtroom Experience:

  • Florida - Testified as an Expert Witness in the 5th, 6th, 9th, 10th, 13th, and 20th Judicial Circuit Courts. Also testified in the U.S. District Court; Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division. In addition to over 30 depositions.
  • Michigan - Testified as an Expert Witness in the 3rd (Wayne County), 5th (Barry County), 13th (Grand Traverse County), 15th (Branch County), 17th (Kent County), 18th (Bay County), 37th (Calhoun County), 30th (Ingham County), 41st (Dickinson County) and 56th (Eaton County) Judicial Circuit Courts.

 

Professional Awards:

  • Davis Productivity Award, 2008, 2010, 2011
  • Nominated for Distinguished Team of the Year- Coralrose Fullwood Investigative Team 2009
  • Michigan State Police Employee Recognition- Criminal Sexual Conduct Kit Backlog Reduction

 

Professional Conferences:

  • Bode East Conference (2014, 2018)
  • National CODIS Conference (2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014)
  • Promega Conference (2008)
  • SWAFS/NWAFS Conference (2005, 2006)
  • Promega Summer Expo (2005)

 

Specialized Training:

2018

  • Bode Conference

2017

  • Michigan State Police Forensic Science Division Meeting
  • Forensic DNA Mixture Interpretation: An Introduction to Probabilistic Genotyping-MSP
  • A Comparison of Protocols for Human Quantification in Forensic Casework (webinar)
  • Successfully Overcoming Challenges in Forensic Sample Preparation (webinar)
  • Validation of QIAcube for Differential Separation (webinar)
  • Establishing a High Throughput Workflow with QIAsymphony SP (webinar)
  • How Do Modern Quantification Kits Stack Up? (webinar)

2016

  • STRmix Training Workshop
  • Y-STR Training
  • Michigan State Police Statewide Biology Unit Meeting
  • Michigan State Police Forensic Science Division Meeting
  • 2015 Michigan State Police Statewide Biology Unit Meeting
  • Michigan State Police Forensic Science Division Meeting

2014

  • Bode East Conference
  • Michigan State Police Statewide Biology Unit Meeting
  • Michigan State Police Forensic Science Division Meeting
  • 20th National CODIS Conference

2013/2014

  • Michigan State Police Forensic Scientist Training Program

2013

  • Michigan State Police Expert Witness Training
  • Life Technologies Forensic DNA Mixture Interpretation Workshop
  • Michigan State Police Statewide Biology Unit Meeting
  • Michigan State Police Forensic Science Division Meeting
  • 19th National CODIS Conference

2012

  • Identifiler Plus Training
  • Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department Criminalist II Training Program

2011

  • Quality Assurance Standards Auditor Training
  • Plexor HY Training
  • 17th National CODIS Conference
  • CODIS 7.0 Instructor Led Training
  • CODIS 7.0 Computer Based Training
  • AmpFlSTR Yfiler Validation Lectures

2010

  • 16th National CODIS Conference

2009

  • Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) Training
  • Statistics for Forensic DNA Analysts Probability of Exclusion
  • 15th National CODIS Conference

2008

  • Promega, 19th International Symposium on Human Identification
  • DNA Auditor Training

2007

  • Applied Bio Systems, 3130 Training, Automation Robotics

2006

  • SWAFS/ NWAFS Conference

2005/2006

  • FDLE Crime Laboratory Analyst Training Program

2005

  • ASCLD Audit Training
  • SWAFS Conference

2004

  • Blood Identification
  • ABI 7000
  • Bloodborne Pathagen
  • Bloodspatter Training

2004

  • Semen and Saliva Training
  • 3100 Training
  • CODIS Training

2003

  • STR and 310 Genetic Analyzer
  • Artel Pipet Training
  • Courtroom Demeanor and Testimony

2002/2003

  • FDLE Forensic Technologist Training Program