About Forensic Training Network
Our goal is to provide effective and efficient training solutions for forensic professionals.
About Forensic Training Network
Forensic Training Network, L.L.C. was cofounded by Catherine Caballero and Jaime Handelsman. They have over 20 years of real-world forensic experience combined.
Catherine Caballero has been dedicated to the field of forensic science since 1994. Her presence in the community is strong as a result of her extensive experience working with forensic scientists around the world. As a co-founder and owner of Forensic Training Network, she provides training to the forensic community by developing on-line training modules and delivering on-site trainings.
Previously, she worked for Applied Biosystems where her primary responsibility was to provide training and troubleshooting support to forensic DNA scientists. She also gained extensive experience developing and delivering hands-on training programs, conducting technical workshops and presenting at seminars and tradeshows. Catherine is considered to be a leader in this arena and is a mentor to many of her colleagues.
Catherine worked for the Texas Department of Public Safety Crime Lab during the years in which DNA technology was first adopted by the state of Texas. She was credited with establishing the DNA lab in Corpus Christi, validating and implementing STR technology in Houston, and providing hands-on training for her colleagues throughout the state. In addition, Catherine conducted crime scene investigations with the Texas Rangers and performed casework analysis including serology, DNA analysis, and court testimony. During her college years, Catherine interned at the California Criminalistics Institute and worked for two private labs. She received a Bachelors of Science in Forensic Science with a minor in Chemistry from the California State University, Sacramento.
Jaime Handelsman is currently co-founder and owner of Forensic Training Network and is responsible for developing and delivering online and on-site forensic DNA training as well as partnering with experts to offer online training for various other forensic disciplines. Jaime has been developing and delivering training courses, lectures and workshops on the latest forensic DNA technologies since 2001. She has trained hundreds of forensic analysts from crime laboratories across the United States and has given numerous technical presentations at industry meetings and conferences. She also participated in the development and support of various commercial forensic DNA testing products provided by Applied Biosystems where she worked as part of their Human Identification (HID) team from 2001 to 2007.
Before Applied Biosystems, Ms. Handelsman was employed by The Bode Technology Group in Virginia to develop and implement a quality control program and manage laboratory technicians. Jaime began her career in forensic science at the Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory (AFDIL) in Rockville, Maryland where she received training in mtDNA and STR analysis, played a significant role in the laboratory’s quality control program and participated in other forensic research projects, such as automation. Jaime successfully completed advanced genetic and forensic biology courses as part of the Forensic Molecular Biology graduate program at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. in addition to earning a Bachelors of Health Science degree from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida.