I joined the CIA as a 22-year-old girl, right after 9/11. Ask me anything.
It never crossed my mind I'd grow up to work for CIA. First of all, I was a girl. Second, I had a terrible sense of direction. And third, I wasn't into war. But then 9/11 happened, and my world got turned upside down. I spent my twenties working undercover against some of the world's most dangerous terror groups. I got married and had my daughter while deployed overseas. I had a front-row seat to war, peace, and the secret relationships that tip the balance. A decade ago, I left government service to come home and be a mom. Then last year, I wrote a memoir called Life Undercover, about the whole wild ride. So now, AMA.
Thanks for having me, Reddit! Signing off for now xo