Samiah Ibrahim is the 36th President of the American Society of Questioned Document Examiners.
Samiah Ibrahim graduated with a B.A. (1984) in political science and a B.Sc. (1989) in biology from Carleton University.
She received her training in forensic document examination at the Canadian Security Intelligence Service between 1994-1997.
Ms. Ibrahim worked as a forensic document examiner with the Canada Border Services Agency, managing a team of examiners, chemists, and other forensic experts until her retirement in early 2022.
Her private practice in forensic document examination was launched in 2012, which includes forensic casework, training and international capacity development in the services offered. She has supported United Nations capacity development projects in the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America.
Ms. Ibrahim became a regular member of the Society in 2006.
Prior to her election as President, Ms. Ibrahim served as Vice-President, and has served as a Director, Conference Program-Chair, and Site-Chair.
She is a member of the Canadian Society of Forensic Sciences, the Chartered Society of Forensic Scientists (England), and the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS).
She serves as the Questioned Documents Section Liaison to the International Affairs Committee of the AAFS and an associate editor of the Journal of Forensic Sciences.
Most recently, Ms. Ibrahim has been named to the organizing committee of the INTERPOL Forensic Science Manager’s Symposium.