Rana DellaRocco serves as the Laboratory Director/Acting Chief for the Forensic Sciences and Evidence Management Division of the 8th largest police department in the nation in Baltimore City. She holds a B.S. in Biology, an M.S. in Forensic DNA and Serology and an MPA in Public Administration which she earned as part of a fellowship. She is an adjunct professor and instructor at three universities in the Baltimore area and has over two decades of experience in forensic science and management. Beginning her career as a crime scene tech and working her way up to becoming the first female Director/Acting Chief in the division’s history, she has experience in crime scene work, serology, forensic DNA, quality management and executive leadership. She is board certified in Molecular Biology through the American Board
of Criminalistics and is a member of or serves on the board of several organizations including the Mid-Atlantic Association of Forensic Scientists, The American Academy of Forensic Sciences, The Project Management Institute, The American Congress of Forensic Science Laboratories, the Maryland Forensic Laboratory Advisory Committee as well as the Academic Advisory Board, Fisher College of Science and Mathematics at Towson University, The Council of Forensic Science Educators, the Natural and Applied Sciences Steering Committee for Loyola University Maryland and others. Active in mentorship, outreach and service, she is committed to promoting equity and diversity in science in the classroom, the lab and the community.