Emily Hugo


A forensic chemistry major with an intelligence and security studies minor, Hugo was also a Homeland Security Summer Scholar Intern for the Transportation Security Agency in El Paso, Texas. Her honors thesis used computational modeling of high-energy density materials to explore the possibility of improving the detection of compounds such as explosives.

At the end of my internship with the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences, the lab director encouraged me to apply for a job after graduation. I had proven myself and someone took note of my tenacity.”

After graduation from UM, Hugo attended the University of Alabama, Birmingham, to earn her MS in <<>>.  She has worked as a Forensic Chemist with Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences since 2018.  <something about the job responsibilities and what you enjoy?

“I aspired to be a forensic scientist because I love science and solving mysteries.”