My road in life has been direct.
Always knew she wanted to be in law enforcement; sees the FBI as the highest form of that.
She grew up very poor, which she says taught her to have the drive to get out that situation.
When she was 18, she went to the local police department and tried to apply.
Says they laughed at her, but they allowed her to help out with writing parking tickets.
One day, as she was looking at the "Most Wanted" list, like she did everyday, she saw a bank robber that she knew.
She ended up aiding the FBI in catching this notorious bank robber.
Soon after, she went to the police academy, which set her down the path to joining the FBI.
Her grandmother told her, "If you're doing the best work you can, someone will recognize that"; says that advice turned out to be absolutely true.