The field was in its infancy when I became a trial consultant. In 1990, when I joined the field full-time, our professional association had only been in existence for eight years. My original doctoral dissertation proposal was for a jury research study. I did my clinical psychology internship at a VA facility in which the Head of Psychology and the Director of Training both had private forensic consulting practices. They introduced me to a prior intern who shared my forensic psychology interests but had chosen a path in trial consulting. She and I began working together and the rest, as they say, is history.
I continue to work in the field because I have the opportunity to work on interesting cases with some of the best consultants and litigators in the business.