Gerardo Carranza

Gerardo Carranza

Special Agent

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.


My road in life took a while to figure out.
First, I wanted to be a lawyer but decided not to go that route after some further investigation on the major.
Then, I decided I wanted to still do criminal justice but went a different route.
I was a boarder patrol in Arizona and later found my job as a special agent which I work in now.


Special Agent

My job is to disrupt and dismantle transitional criminal organization.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Problem Solving

Day to Day

I'm either writing a grand jury subpoena for a case, computer work, team leader on a search warrant, or doing office work but there is really no typical day. I’m also a member of the SRT (SWAT). So doing all this keep my days and weeks busy and very diverse.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for professionals

I recommend, applying to a lot of jobs and be patient overall and slowly but surely you will see progress after putting in the work in each job since you begin to rank higher.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:


The Noise I Shed

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."

Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation Immigrant


What was your first job after graduating and how was the experience?

Asked by Alexa at CSUF

My first job was border patrol in Arizona, I had applied to several jobs and got a call to move there and it was an immediate decision and has led me to where I am at today through the experience. The experience was eventful to say the least.

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