D. Jody Koehler joined the Commission as its Senior Scientific Advisor on November 1, 2017. She provides technical expertise to Commission investigations, assists with the Commission’s laboratory accreditation program and provides vital support to the Licensing Advisory Committee tasked with implementing the forensic analyst licensing program. Ms. Koehler has over 18 years of experience as a forensic scientist in a publicly funded laboratory environment. She has been a DNA Technical leader for many years, serves on the Organization of Scientific Area Committee for Forensic Science (OSAC), and has been a technical assessor with ASCLD/LAB and a DNA auditor for over a decade. She is currently a lead assessor for ANAB (ASCLD/LAB). Ms. Koehler has a M.S. in Biology with a minor in Biochemistry from Texas State University.