Laura S.
Special Agent
Honolulu Field Office

I joined the FBI in 1999 in a clerical support position at the Seattle Division while I was still attending college. After graduating, I transferred to the Honolulu Division and worked as a financial analyst before entering the training academy to become a special agent. I have been with the FBI for 23 years, 12 years as a special agent.

What drew you to the FBI?

My aunt worked for the FBI in the Seattle Division and encouraged me to apply to a clerical position. I was only 19 at the time and decided to put in my application. I often joke that I grew up in the FBI, raised by FBI agents.

Who made a difference in your career? How?

I have been fortunate to work with so many fantastic colleagues during my career. One of the most influential is an assistant United States attorney that I work with in Honolulu. He has taught me so many professional skills and life lessons; I admire his patriotism and tenacity.  But one of the best things he has taught me is to have fun while working.  

Share the thing you’re most proud of from your FBI career.

Every day I am proud to represent the FBI. I feel very fortunate to work alongside amazing men and women who all come from different backgrounds but work toward the same mission of protecting the American people and upholding the Constitution.

Laura S.: Honolulu Field Office