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Gerardo Carranza

Gerardo Carranza

Agency in DHS

El Segundo, CA USA

"Regardless of what job I am put to do, I have always tried to stand out through my dedication."

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Gerardo's work combines: Law, Writing, and Problem Solving

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Day In The Life

Special Agent

My job is to disrupt and dismantle transitional criminal organization.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

    Chino high school

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Criminal Justice/Police Science

    California State University, Fullerton

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be a Special Agent:

Bachelor's Degree: Criminal Justice/Police Science

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life took a while to figure out

  • 1.

    First, I wanted to be a lawyer but decided not to go that route after some further investigation on the major.

  • 2.

    Then, I decided I wanted to still do criminal justice but went a different route.

  • 3.

    I was a boarder patrol in Arizona and later found my job as a special agent which I work in now.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Friends:

    The noise I heard was people that I grew up with saying I wasn’t “Mexican” or “Mexican enough” since I was choosing to get a career in law enforcement.

  • How I responded:

    I dealt with this discouragement by working hard and being top of the class for each agency I was a part of in order for my hard work and dedication to be seen.

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • I've overcome this obstacle by working towards my goals and coming up on top regardless of what job I am put to do I have always try to standout through my dedication.