Kimberly Webster

Kimberly Webster

Special Agent


Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

Houston, TX USA


The people who are the best at what they do are authentic. They are who they are; they don’t try to be something else...Be true to what you believe.

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Kimberly Webster

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Milestones

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.
Education

Education

highschool
High School
undergrad
Bachelor
Mass Communication/Media Studies
George Mason University
undergrad
Bachelor
Public Relations/Image Management
George Mason University
graduate
Graduate
Weapons of Mass Destruction
Career

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
Law
Government
Government
Helping People
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.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

With the FBI you can have a diverse background. In fact, they often look for that. The more diverse your knowledge base the better. Learn another language if you can. Broad technology skills are also beneficial.

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

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

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

Early on, I thought that joining the FBI was a really lofty goal and that it would never happen. I ended up exploring possibilities within different disciplines like psychology and education, but I kept coming back to the FBI. I just felt like I fit there and did whatever it took to make it happen.

Challenges I Overcame

Difficult Hiring Process
Difficult Hiring Process

When I was working as an Intelligence Analyst, I wanted to become a Special Agent, so I applied for a position. It ended up taking me 2 years before my application made it through the whole process and I was hired as an Agent.

Financial
Financial

I used loans to pay for college. I worked a lot of odd jobs in order to support myself including being a nanny and a cheerleading coach.