SHOHINI SINHA, an Indian American, has been appointed as the FBI’s Salt Lake City Special Agent.

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According to a statement made by the FBI, Christopher Wray has named Sinha to the position.

At FBI Headquarters in Washington, DC, Sinha most recently worked as executive special assistant to the director. In 2001, she became a special agent with the FBI. When she originally started, she was tasked with working on counterterrorism investigations at the Milwaukee Field Office.

Additionally, she worked in temporary positions in the Baghdad Operations Centre, the FBI Legal Attaché Office in London, and the Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay.

2009 saw Sinha promoted to supervisory special agent and relocated to the Washington, DC-based Counterterrorism Division. According to a press release from the FBI, she managed the programme for Canadian extraterritorial investigations and coordinated communication with Canadian liaison agents headquartered in Washington, DC.

Sinha received a promotion to assistant legal attaché in 2012 and now works on counterterrorism-related issues with the Canadian Security Intelligence Service and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Ottawa, Canada. She was given the position of field supervisor in the Detroit Field Office in 2015, where she oversaw squads tasked with looking into cases of international terrorism.

Early in 2020, Sinha was moved to the cyber intrusion squad, which handled both criminal and national security-related cyber intrusion cases. She received a promotion to assistant special agent in charge of criminal and later national security matters in the Portland Field Office later in 2020.

She won the position of executive special assistant to the FBI director in 2021.

Prior to joining the FBI, Sinha worked in Lafayette, Indiana, first as a therapist and then as the administrator of a private, not-for-profit clinic. According to the official statement, she graduated with a master’s degree in mental health counselling and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Purdue University in Indiana.

The domestic security and intelligence agency of the United States is called the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

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