Looking for an intern? Have a full time position you need to fill? Curious about what LCDI students can offer your organization?

Below you will find a list of LCDI juniors and seniors who would be a great asset to your team.

LCDI Student StaffAustin Truax: Forensic Research Assistant Supervisor - Computer and Digital Forensics Major with a Cybersecurity Minor,  Specialization in Computer Science

With his studies at Champlain College and employment at the LCDI, Austin strives to learn and hone in on a plethora of skill sets. With his knowledge, he is able to operate in a Windows, Linux, and OS X environment. Throughout Austin's time at the LCDI, he has enhanced his team working skills through his work on various team research projects such as OS X RAM analysis, OS X Forensic Artifacts, and Automating Mac Forensics, and Security Operation Center(SOC) Team. Currently Austin is the Forensic Research Assistant Supervisor helping oversee team operations in the lab.

LCDI Student StaffEmily SheltonResearch Assistant - Computer and Digital Forensics

Emily has been a research assistant at the Leahy Center for Digital Investigation for several semesters, working on projects including forensics investigation on the Amazon Alexa and developing local malware testing environment for the lab. Outside of the lab she has served as a student leader in the former LEAD program, and is currently Vice President of the Women in ITS and Cybersecurity Clubs. She spent half her junior year studying abroad at the Champlain College Dublin campus in Ireland, and has received an academic award for excellence in Cybersecurity as a junior. Emily has held summer internships with Hewlett Packer Enterprise and Unit 42 at Palo Alto Networks. She is excited to be in Burlington for her senior year and is looking forward to the challenge of capstone!

LCDI Student StaffEvelyn HendersonMarketing Assistant - Graphic Design and Digital Media, Specialization in Motion Graphics

Evelyn Henderson is a third year student from Dover-Foxcroft, Maine studying Graphic Design with a specialization in motion graphics. Experienced with the Adobe Creative Suite, she is able to design for multiple mediums including web and print, and she is happy to have the opportunity to acquire real-world experiences like project management and client relations, while having the opportunity to use her design skills in the field. At the LCDI, she works on creating and maintaining consistent branding and imaging for the team.


LCDI Student StaffJake Nicastro: Security Operations Center Team Member - Computer and Digital Forensics Major with a Cybersecurity Minor, Specialization in Computer Science

As a student, soldier, and a rising professional, Jake is currently pursuing a degree in Computer and Digital Forensics with a specialization in Computer Science and a minor in Cybersecurity at Champlain College. He works part-time for the Leahy Center for Digital Investigation at Champlain as a SOC Analyst. He assists in the construction of an open-source SIEM platform to provide security monitoring for external clients. Jake has also worked as a Research Assistant conducting team-based research and development projects relevant to digital forensics and cybersecurity. The projects has has worked on include MacOS and Mac RAM forensics, as well as building a malware analysis environment.

Being a team leader in the Army National Guard as an infantryman has reinforced his discipline, adaptability, communication, teamwork, and problem solving under stress. Jake has held multiple tech jobs since he was 16, including the experience of working in various departments within EMC Corporation, as an Information Security Intern with Acquia performing security event analysis and incident response in a cloud environment, and as a Digital Forensics Intern with Travelers Insurance.


Jonathan CastroSecurity Operations Center Team Member - Computer and Digital Forensics Major with a Cybersecurity Minor, Specialization in Cyber Threats & Mitigation

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As a rising Junior at Champlain College studying Computer and Digital Forensics, Jonathan has developed skills, and gained knowledge in many areas of digital forensics, and cybersecurity, including incident response, data recovery, and system/server hardening.

During his time at the Leahy Center for Digital Investigation (LCDI), Jonathan has gained two years of experience in research and development in the areas of digital forensics, and cyber security. A few of the projects Jonathan as worked on include MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games) Chat Forensics, Bluetooth Vulnerability Assessment, and Mobile Application Forensics. Jonathan now works as a Security Operations Center (SOC) team member where he is assisting with the development of the LCDI's SOC infrastructure, and with the creation of deployment scripts for security monitoring software.

LCDI Student StaffMatthew Fortier: Lead Programmer/Supervisor - Computer Science & Innovation  Major, Specialization Mobile Application Development

Matthew Fortier is a Senior Computer Science and Innovation major from Kennebunk, Maine. He is currently the Lead Programmer and a Supervisor at the Leahy Center for Digital Investigation, a fourth-year Resident Assistant, and Student Ambassador on campus.

He is pursuing a career in Software Development and has previously found success in multiple different career paths, including customer service, team leadership, programming, web development, and some digital forensics. He is up to any task thrown at him, whether it's taking charge, or following directions. He is not afraid to jump out of his comfort zone, and is always willing to learn quickly. Matthew is very passionate about his work, and will always strive to do his best.

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Megan Hallowell: Research Assistant - Computer and Digital Forensics, Specialization Cybersecurity

Megan is a senior Computer and Digital Forensics major from Falmouth, Maine. She has worked at the LCDI since sophomore year and has a few positions such as Office Assistant, Summer Intern, and as a Research Assistant. She has been apart of two research teams, Mobile Device Application analysis and VMware analysis. Between Junior and Senior year, Megan spend the summer in Washington, DC interning for Kivu consulting, a Computer and Digital Forensics consulting company.

Mitchell Green : Security Operation Team Member - Computer and Digital Forensics  Major, Specialization Cybersecurity

Mitch is in his senior year at Champlain College, where he is pursuing a degree in Computer and Digital Forensics and specializing in Cybersecurity. During his time at The Leahy Center for Digital Investigation, he has worked as a SOC Analyst, as well as on the IoT device forensics team and a variety of other projects. Between his Junior and Senior years at Champlain, Mitch interned as a computer forensic analyst at Sony. .

Nicholas FariaHelp Desk Technician  - COmputer & Digital Forensics, Specialization Cyber Investigation

Nick always wanted to be a cop. He Decided to take his computer knowledge and combine it with his passion for law enforcement.

TJ Dalzell : Security Operations Team Member - Computer and Digital Forensics  Major, Specialization Cyber Security

Through his work as a Research Assistant at the Leahy Center for Digital Investigation, TJ has acquired firsthand experience using tools such as FTK, Autopsy, EnCase, and Cellebrite. More recently, he has gained knowledge in the setup and operation of a working Security Operation Center (SOC) through his work as a SOC Team Member. His work at the Leahy Center has also given him experience in proper forensic techniques and key concepts for working in the industry.

As an IT Technician at an energy contracting company he was able to experience firsthand working as a domain administrator, while also administrating a SharePoint / Office 365 environment. Working as the point of contact for all employees, he was tasked with managing and escalating tickets at his discretion. This work helped to improve his case and time management skills. This summer, he will continue his work at the LCDI, as a member of the SOC team.