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A Voice for Justice

Nicolette first heard that medical examiners are a voice for the dead when she was in high school. 

Nicolette isn’t one to simply sit back and observe. She loves experience. The further into the forensic work of a medical examiner she gets, the more she feels this is her work worth doing. Her excitement grows as she describes one of her most defining experiences, working with decomposing pigs for her capstone course.

Working closely with her UND professors and advisor has opened opportunities Nicolette wouldn’t have even thought to consider. “When I applied for my autopsy assistant job, I only knew of it because Kayla, my advisor, and Lavinia, my professor at the time, sent me an application. I wasn’t looking for an autopsy job, and it just fell into my lap.”

Read more of Nicolette’s story and other Leaders In Action.