Women's History Month: FBI Kansas City Special Agent

An FBI Kansas City special agent talks about the rewards of her career with the Bureau.

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A time in my career that I felt rewarded was when I was a lead case agent on a hate crime investigation. The victims in that case were harmed – one murdered - solely based on the color of their skin. I felt rewarded that I was able to help that victim and those victims – his family and that community by brining the perpetrated to justice and healing those involved.

For all the challenges that you may encounter by being in law enforcement, whether it is balancing work life and home life – those challenges are offset by all of the good that you are doing in the community.

Prior to becoming an FBI agent, I was a prosecutor in Chicago and in that job I was able to help victims from the court room forward. What I really wanted to do was start from the very beginning helping victims and investigating crimes and being with them through the whole process.

I feel like I am making history in the FBI by being a female leader in this organization and by making a difference in every investigation that I conduct. If a young woman were to come to me interested in law enforcement, I’d say go for it. It is one of the most rewarding careers – every day we can help people. We can help victims, their families, and the community.

I am a special agent with the FBI in Kansas City and I work on the violent crimes against children and human trafficking task force. 

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