Digital Forensics Intern
Colby Lahaie is a junior from Underhill, VT majoring in Computer and Digital Forensics at Champlain College. Colby works as a Student Research Assistant at LCDI where he is involved in Research and Development of new and upcoming technology as well as Data Recovery. Currently, Colby is working on the HTC Fuze. Colby and his team are working on finding key aspects of the HTC Fuze that would be helpful during a forensics investigation.
Before Colby came to work at LCDI, he had never had any sort of jobs pertaining to the Computer Forensics field. Growing up in Underhill, VT, there weren't many opportunities for Colby to pursue and jobs in this field. Outside of LCDI, Colby is a full-time college student who also works part-time at UPS. He loves playing video games and hanging out with friends.
Colby picked this major because it is a very popular field that has grown exponentially over recent years. Colby has always loved science, especially Forensics, and he has always wanted to be in some sort of Criminal Justice Field. He grew up using computers, but not knowing much about them and he wanted to learn. When applying to colleges, Colby looked for either Forensics or some sort of Computer major. He came across Champlain College and saw that they had both combined. Growing up in Vermont and not wanting to travel too far, he found this a great opportunity for him. He also read that Champlain College had the best Computer and Digital Forensics program in all of New England. Colby knew where he was going to go and what he was going to do. Colby does not have any certifications/awards yet, but he plans on obtaining some in the near future.
Colby would like to do more Data Recovery, Research and Development of new and upcoming technology, and Forensic Investigations. After Champlain, Colby wants to work in some sort of government department or agency such as the NSA, FBI, or CIA.