We would like to shine the next Student Spotlight on a member of the Class of 2020, Katrina Valeri. She is a native of Middleton, Massachusetts and a Criminal Justice major with a minor in Psychology. Here on the Hill, Katrina is a Residential Assistant, member of the Nichols College Women’s Softball team, part of the Institute for Women’s Leadership and mentor in the Big Brother Big Sister program. If you see the Bison Shuttle driving around campus, give a wave as it might be Katrina. A fun fact about Katrina is that she was born on Christmas day.
This past summer, Katrina completed an internship with the Salem Police Department in Salem, Massachusetts. Her role was a Criminal Investigative Division Intern. One of the main things she completed was performing fingerprint classifications.
When we asked Katrina what a typical day during her experience was she said:
“I would first stop in the control room on my way upstairs to my desk and ensure I say good morning to everyone. I would then file and reorganize any restraining or harassment orders. Then, I would see the Detective who is a latent print technician. We would classify fingerprints for anyone that was arrested in the past 48 hours. Next, I would use the software NextGen and assign the correct fingerprint classifications for the suspect in the system. After completing those tasks, I would go on ride-alongs with officers from both shifts.”
Katrina’s favorite thing she did during her internship was going on ride-alongs and performing the fingerprint classifications. When we asked her what advice she would give to others, Katrina said, “Always be friendly and personable. It is very important to take every task assigned and complete it with a smile.”
We would like to thank Katrina for taking the time to share this with us! The CPDC team wishes you the best of luck with the rest of your senior year and your future career in the Criminal Justice field.