LISA: MANAGER, NEAR EAST DIVISION
I joined the CIA after college. No day here is ever the same – but every day brings new challenges and accomplishments. I’ve provided reports on fast-breaking intelligence during a coup d’etat. I’ve learned three new languages. I’ve taken time off to raise my children and returned to the workforce. I’ve used the critical thinking skills that I developed in college to truly impact world events. I can never predict what will happen next. That’s the challenge that makes my work exciting.