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Diversity at the CIA Video Transcript

Walk into CIA headquarters on any given day and you'll be surprised by the diversity of people here. Now you might have thought that all CIA employees are men who went to Ivy League schools, but nothing could be further from the truth. I'm proof. I'm an Iranian-American who grew up in California and I went to a local university for my undergrad degree.

As an American, I know that color, race, creed, religion, ethnic background as well as orientation, values, beliefs or disabilities should have nothing to do with you getting a job. And it doesn't at the CIA. In fact, the CIA strives to be as diverse as the world itself and embraces many unique views and perspectives as possible in order to strengthen our ability to meet America's intelligence challenges.

In school, I was an Economics major and I'm the product of proud parents who love their adopted nation, especially sunny California.  When I got my job at the CIA, I relocated to Washington, DC, which was a great move for me. Here, I've been able to combine my education and my heritage as an Economic Analyst whose focus is Middle Eastern affairs. Diversity really works at the CIA. We even have a formalized initiative and staff to work just on diversity and inclusion.

They also encourage the development of employee resource groups, and there are many. From the Near East Affinity Group to the Native American Council and many more. The CIA is a great place to work and a place where you can make a difference.

Posted: Feb 13, 2019 02:13 PM
Last Updated: Feb 13, 2019 02:13 PM

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