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Meet the FS Coaches


Beth Adelman

Expertise: Editing & Writing

I have a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University. I am coaching students in basic and advanced writing, organizing thesis material, and APA reference style.

Connect with Beth through the end of June.

Email: badelman@jjay.cuny.edu

Laura Berretta

Expertise: Advanced Instrumental Analysis II  

My name is Laura Berretta and I currently reside in Brooklyn, NY. I went to Binghamton University for my Undergraduate studies, and received my Master’s degree from John Jay College. I’m currently performing research for my Doctorate on the forensic analysis of nail polish. I’ve been an adjunct instructor at John Jay College for 10 years, where I have taught a variety of science labs and lectures. In 2016, I started my dream job as a Forensic Scientist working for the NYPD. 


Mon – Fri: 12:00pm – 1:00pm 

Wed evenings (Contact for appointment) 

Email: lberretta@jjay.cuny.edu  

Stephanie Polifroni

Expertise:  Instrumental Analysis – Science Department

I have been with John Jay College for 12 years as both a student and instructor, and now coach.  I received a BS in Chemistry from Hofstra University, MS in Forensic Science from John Jay College, and I am currently finishing my PhD in Criminal Justice (Forensic Science Concentration) through the Graduate Center/John Jay College.  I have taught undergraduate introductory forensic science and chemistry lectures and labs, as well as, upper level undergraduate labs (including instrumentation and criminalistics).  I currently work for the NYPD Police Laboratory as a Criminalist in the Criminalistics Section performing analysis on evidence submitted to the lab from the 5 boroughs of New York City


Mon – Fri: 12pm –1pm 

Email: spollut@jjay.cuny.edu 

Sewook Seo

Expertise: Malware Analysis

Senior Security Analyst at Zoom Video Communications Former Cybersecurity Analyst at Capgemini Former Police Detective Sergeant for Cybercrime/Digital forensic Unit Former Informmation Security Specialist at Hyundai-Kia motor group Education Master of Science(MS), Digital Forensic and Cybersecurity at John Jay College of Criminal Justice Master of Business Administration(MBA) at Seoul School of Integrated Sciences & Technologies (aSSIST) Certificatioins GREM,GCFA,CISSP,GNFA,GCIH,EnCE,CISA,PMP,ACE,CFSR,OCJP 


Tues: 5:30pm – 7:30pm 

Email: sewook.seo@jjay.cuny.edu