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Indian American Shohini Sinha Named Special Agent In Charge of FBI Salt Lake City Field Office

Indian American Shohini Sinha Named Special Agent In Charge of FBI Salt Lake City Field Office

  • She most recently served as executive special assistant to the director at FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Indian American Sohini Sinha has been appointed as the special agent in charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Salt Lake City Field Office. She most recently served as Executive Special Assistant to the Director at FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C.

After joining the FBI as a special agent in 2001, Sinha was first assigned to the Milwaukee Field Office, “where she worked in counterterrorism investigations. She also served in temporary assignments at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, the FBI Legal Attaché Office in London, and the Baghdad Operations Center,” according to an FBI press release. 

She was promoted in 2009 to supervisory special agent and transferred to the Counterterrorism Division in Washington, D.C. She served as program manager of Canada-based extraterritorial investigations and facilitated liaison efforts with Washington, D.C.-based Canadian liaison officers.

Another promotion came in 2012 as assistant legal attaché in Ottawa, Canada. In that role she “worked on counterterrorism matters in collaboration with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Canadian Security Intelligence Service,” the FBI said. In 2015, she was promoted to field supervisor in the Detroit Field Office, “where she led squads responsible for investigating international terrorism matters.”

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In early 2020, she transferred to the cyber intrusion squad, which worked on both national security and criminal cyber intrusion matters. Later in 2020, she was promoted to assistant special agent in charge for national security matters, and later criminal matters, in the Portland Field Office. She was selected to serve as the executive special assistant to the Director in 2021.

Before joining the FBI, she worked as a therapist and later as an administrator for a private, not-for-profit clinic in Lafayette, Indiana. She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in mental health counseling from Purdue University in Indiana. She is married and has two cats.

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