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Oscar Rosales Jr. - Forensics Science

At the age of 44, I am a part-time master’s degree candidate at Texas Tech in the Forensics Science Department, and a full time professional. I am currently employed with the U.S. Government, Department of Homeland Security as a Criminal Investigator.I am a native Texan born in Dallas, Texas and raised in West and North Texas. I call Mesquite my home-town as I graduated from North Mesquite High School in Mesquite Texas. I then went on to graduate from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas.

Upon completion of a Bachelor of Arts Degree where I studied Criminal Justice and Sociology I was employed with the Dallas County Adult Probation Office where I worked as a court Probation Officer. I then went on to work for the Department of the Treasury, U.S. Customs Service where I served for 3 years on the Southern Border, Laredo, Texas. I applied to my current position in Homeland Security and was hired in San Antonio. After approximately 10 years I have ended up back in Texas via our nation’s capital Washington DC.

My wife, two kids, and I have been a part of the Lubbock community for the past 5 years and I have become a part of the Texas Tech community since the fall semester of 2011. As a part time master’s degree candidate I aspire to earn this degree in the Forensic Science field and apply it to my current work in Federal Law Enforcement. I hope to continue in my education and one day earn a doctorate degree in a related field. My hopes are to be able to teach and give back to the people of Lubbock and West Texas. I am honored to be a Graduate Student at Tech and look forward to the challenges and rewards it has to offer in both my personal and professional life.