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Kimberly Webster

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Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
Growing up she had been heavily involved in church and thought about becoming a minister—ultimately decided that it wasn’t the right fit for her.
Attended George Mason University where she majored in communication and public relations.
Says her interest in the psychology of serial killers is what initially interested her in pursuing a career with the FBI, but she admits that it “seemed like a lofty goal.”
Briefly explored career paths in psychology and education before she decided to fully pursue her interest criminology.
Got an opportunity to intern with the FBI the summer before her senior year of college.
After graduating, she became an Intelligence Analyst where she was assigned to the Transnational Organized Crime Unit where she worked on matters pertaining to cartel drug trafficking.
To gain a competitive edge, she went back to school and got her master’s degree in biological defense, which focused on government policy in regards to weapons of mass destruction.
She is now a Special Agent with the FBI in Houston, Texas working on a law enforcement corruption squad.

Career

Special Agent

I am a special agent with the FBI investigating law enforcement corruption.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Law
Government
Helping People

Day to Day

The best thing about my job is that there is no average day. One day I might be sitting at my desk typing out reports all day. Another day, I might not come into the office at all and be out in the field serving search warrants, conducting surveillance, doing arrests, going to court, meeting with defense attorneys, etc. My daily tasks depend on the caseload I have and what each of them requires.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

The FBI doesn't care so much about where you go to school as long as you go and get a degree. Sometimes, what you major in isn't even focused on that much as long as you can demonstrate proficiency in particular areas. Focus on doing what interests you and going to a school that you feel comfortable at.

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"I'll never be able to join the FBI."

Challenges I Overcame

Work Stress
Financial

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Room to Grow

Room to Grow

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