KELSEY l. OSBORN
She is a graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma’s Forensic Science Institute and was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in forensic science, along with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. She has studied books on the subject of forensic document examination, collected reference materials, attended meetings, and presented on topics in the field since 2016. This includes the examination of signatures, handwriting, hand printing, machine printing, graffiti, inks, paper, writing instruments, photocopies, as well as many other problems related to documents. Her office maintains files of national systems of handwriting as well as many foreign systems, maintains records of typewriters, printers, and machine-printing and software fonts. Her office includes a library of reference material, including current articles and publications on the subject, and has access to thousands of other research articles and texts maintained by professional groups in the field.
During her attendance at the University of Central Oklahoma, she participated in frequency occurrence research resulting in the co-authorship of a highly regarded article in the Journal of Forensic Sciences, the professional journal of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS). This research resulted in a second journal article published in September of 2020. She also participated as the questioned documents representative at the American Academy’s Student Academy in 2019 and virtually in 2021. She is currently a Trainee Affiliate of the AAFS.
She has been attending the annual meetings, workshops, and technical sessions of the American Society of Questioned Document Examiners (ASQDE) since 2016. She has also made technical presentations at Annual General Meetings of the ASQDE in both 2017 and 2019. She was accepted as an Affiliate Member of the ASQDE in 2020. Her office maintains the necessary equipment and instruments used in this work, including different types of magnification devices, microscopes, type measuring plates, lighting instruments, electrostatic detection apparatus, video spectral examination equipment, a variety of photographic devices, as well as other instruments.