Special Agent
Indianapolis Field Office

I began my FBI career as an honors intern in the International Operations Division and then became a foreign operations specialist for more than three years before transferring to the Cyber Division as a management and program analyst. In 2014, I entered the FBI Academy for new agent training and was assigned to investigate violent gangs and criminal enterprises with the FBI Indianapolis Safe Streets Task Force. 
What is the best career or life advice you have to give? 

Pick up the phone. Meet someone in person if you can. This organization is about people. Protecting people. Advocating for people. Connecting with people. Don’t default to sending emails. Learn how to have hard conversations and push against the impulse to take the easiest path. 

What drew you to the FBI? 

I was initially drawn to the FBI because I knew the organization has a positive impact on our communities, and I wanted to pursue a career where I felt like I was making a difference. I also felt the pull of being part of a team with a shared mission. Once I started working for the FBI, I also realized what incredible opportunities exist in this organization due to the scope of our responsibilities and our domestic and international footprint.  All you have to do is reach out and grab them. 

Celebration of 50 years of female special agents in the FBI. Kerry from the Indianapolis Field Office.