Kelly Galvin, M.S.
A native of New Zealand, Kelly Galvin attended the University of Auckland, where she received a BSc in Anthropological Science and a PgDip in Forensic Science. While in New Zealand, she took part in field schools, worked at the University of Otago as a Teaching Assistant and Assistant Research Fellow and additionally, took part in a one-year exchange to the University of Texas at Arlington. Kelly moved to the United States to complete a MS in Forensic and Biological Anthropology at Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pennsylvania. While at Mercyhurst, Kelly was employed as a Graduate Employee, Summer Fellow and then as a Graduate Assistant. She has assisted Dr. Dirkmaat as a teaching assistant with the Summer Short Courses provided by HD Forensics, as well as, the Pennsylvania Coroner’s Course during her time there and received the Sister Eustace Taylor Award for overall contribution to the Department of Applied Forensic Sciences.
Freshly graduated, she has now moved back to New Zealand to pursue a career in the forensic field but continues to work remotely with Dr. Dirkmaat’s team at HD Forensics.