Special Agent
Minneapolis Field Office

After graduate school, I started my federal career in the Presidential Management Fellows Program and then served in the Department of Justice for four years before moving to the FBI. I spent six years as a professional support employee before becoming a special agent. I’ve worked at field offices in Denver and Minneapolis and at FBI Headquarters.

What drew you to the FBI?

I was drawn to the FBI for the chance to work on important national security cases and the opportunity to work with talented and hard-working law enforcement professionals. Whenever I saw the FBI in the news or in movies, I always wanted the chance to be part of its success. 

Describe your most memorable case or investigative success.

During the past three years, I have worked on several large-scale financial disruptions. Together with our international and domestic law enforcement partners, our team has seized more than $250 million from foreign terrorist organizations. Most of this money is returned to the U.S. Victims’ of State Sponsored Terrorism Fund and given to U.S. citizens who are victims of state-sponsored terrorism. It’s rewarding to know that the work I do on a daily basis provides some financial comfort to crime victims.

Cindy: Minneapolis Field Office

Special Agent Cindy (left) with her training academy roommate at their 2006 graduation.

Who made a difference in your career?

The federal prosecutors who share my enthusiasm and drive to take risks, set high expectations, and use innovative strategies in the courtroom have been amazing partners to me. We have become experts at using money laundering statutes to prosecute terrorists, spies, and foreign shell companies acting as a front for terrorist organizations. I have been fortunate to work with the best legal minds and have learned so much from them.