Juniper Fedor (he/him) is a pathologists’ assistant at the Dekalb County Medical Examiner’s Office in Atlanta, Georgia, and a recent graduate of Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Identifying as a gender diverse individual and part of the LGBTQIA+ community, Juniper has advocated for marginalized voices through his work with Wayne State University, as well as within the American Association of Pathologists’ Assistants. He has organized several talks and presentations covering topics such as healthcare advocacy for the Muslim community, segregation in funeral homes, and gender-affirming surgeries. With extensive experience as a funeral director, forensic death investigator, autopsy technician, and now pathologists’ assistant, Juniper also advocates for the use of pathologists’ assistants in the forensic setting, and how pathologists’ assistants can help alleviate the pressure of doctor shortages seen across the forensic pathology community. Juniper lives with his partner and three cats in Atlanta, Georgia and enjoys traveling and playing music.
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