Calissa Smith

While a student at Mary Baldwin, Calissa Smith '07 interned at the Staunton Police Department for hands-on forensics experience. Today, she is a certified firearms examiner with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.

"MBC could not have done a better job preparing me for graduate school," Smith said. "Writing and presenting a thesis gave me an edge over other graduate school applicants and greater confidence in my speaking abilities — an important skill to have in my field."