Sara Walton graduated from The Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science with a Biology emphasis. While in undergrad, her research focused on the collection, amplification, and sequencing of touch evidence. After completing her degree, she worked as a forensic toxicology mentor for the Forensic Science Mentoring Institute class of 2019. She is currently obtaining a Master of Science in Forensic Toxicology from Thomas Jefferson University and her current research focuses on development and validation of a quantitative method for NPS opioids. Currently, Sara works as a Forensic Science Technician at the CFSRE and focuses on the detection and characterization of novel psychoactive substances (NPS). Her role primarily includes monitoring of these NPS through sample-mining and data-mining.