Candice Bridge has had a remarkable career. At the age of 25, she was one of the first people to earn a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry with a focus on forensic science. She also became the first black female chemistry instructor at both of her alma maters, Howard University and the University of Central Florida. Although those accomplishments were great, her biggest one yet might be earning a $324,000 grant from the National Institute of Justice. The grant will allow Bridge to create new forensic science techniques to help law enforcement in sexual assault investigations.
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