Jessica Zarate is an Assistant Professor in the Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC), accredited undergraduate Forensic Science Program at Madonna University, Michigan, USA. She is a former police officer and the inventor of the Zar-Pro, Fluorogenic Blood Lifters. She is a National Institute of Justice (NIJ) funded researcher, with her research primarily focused within the impression discipline, publishing on a fluorogenic method for lifting, enhancing, and preserving bloody and other proteinaceous impression evidence, recovering bloody impressions from difficult substrates, including from human skin, and defining methods to create consistent and reproducible fingerprint impressions.