Mission-focused intelligence officer with more than a decade of experience covering high-profile national security and global political issues.
Proven analytical, leadership, and communication skills as a liaison to Congress, briefer to the National Security Council, and senior regional analyst.
Innovative problem solver with a bias for action and poise under pressure.
Policy and executive support
Strategic thinking and problem solving
Written, verbal, and interpersonal communication
Research and analysis
Central Intelligence Agency; Defense Intelligence AgencyMcLean, VA; Washington DCSenior Congressional Liaison05/2015 to Current
Served as a strategic adviser to senior CIA
and defense officials to ease engagements on
the Hill. Played an essential role in managing the Intelligence Community's (IC's) relationship with vitally important customers in fast-paced and often unpredictable environments.
Coordinated frequent engagements with Congressional leadership and
members of the Senate and House Select Intelligence Committees and Armed Services Committees on high-priority
issues ranging from counterterrorism to counterproliferation.
Built and maintained constructive professional relationships by collaborating frequently across the IC, Department of Defense (DoD), and Congressional staff to ensure effective engagement. Improved coordination between CIA and DoD on Congressional matters and helped bolster DIA's brand on the Hill and across the IC.
Implemented new standard operating procedures to increase transparency between Congress and intelligence officers and worked to revamp internal Congressional training program.
The White HouseWashington DCBriefer to the National Security Council06/2012 to 01/2013
Served as the primary interface between CIA and one of the President's top advisers by providing daily intelligence briefs to a NSC Senior Director and his staff, a role requiring especially sound judgment and superlative communications skills.
Informed high-level policy decisionmaking during a period of particularly high activity while providing valuable insight to intelligence officers.
Central Intelligence AgencyMcLean, VALead Regional Analyst, Middle East and Africa06/2007 to 05/2015
Drove analytic programs on key strategic priorities, including counterterrorism, democratization and stability, and foreign political and military decisionmaking.
Published hundreds of finished intelligence assessments that provided warning and opportunities, utilized alternative analysis, challenged conventional viewpoints, and informed high-level policy decisions.
Recognized by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)
for being among the IC's most prolific President's Daily Brief authors.
Presented carefully tailored briefs to a range of senior policy,
military, and intelligence officials, including NSC Senior Directors,
Congress, U.S. military command leaders, senior ODNI officials, and CIA Station Chiefs.
Served on an interagency counterterrorism task force and received a
National Intelligence Award for contributions to daily updates for the
Developed and led a first-of-its-kind study to assess the IC's preparedness for multiple concurrent crises that required extensive coordination across agencies and impacted how ODNI approached the broader question of global coverage.
Master of Science:Strategic Intelligence (in progress)National Intelligence University, Bethesda, MDExpected 2019
Certificate in Legislative Studies (in progress)Georgetown University, Washington DC
Summer Institute in Political PsychologyStanford University, Stanford, CA
Bachelor of Arts:Political ScienceUniversity of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NMFocus: International Relations, Minor: Communications
Leadership and Management Training Program, CIA Sherman Kent School