FBI’s special agent in 2001, Sinha is known for her work on counter-terrorism investigations.
Shohini Sinha, a woman of Indian origin has been named the special agent in charge of the FBI’s field office in Salt Lake City in Utah, US. She is an acclaimed investigator for counter-terrorism investigations.
Sinha, who was working as executive special assistant to the Director at FBI Headquarters in Washington DC has been named the special agent in charge recently by Christopher Wray, the FBI Director, highlighting Sinha’s exceptional performance on counter-terrorism investigations and a rich experience within FBI.
Her journey started at the Milwaukee Field Office and Sinha has had a remarkable career with her versatility and commitment. She had completed many temporary assignments like stints at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, FBI Legal Attaché Office in London, and the Baghdad Operations Centre.
She performed very well and was promoted to supervisory special agent in 2009 in the Counterterrorism Division in Washington, DC. She had worked as program manager for Canada-based extraterritorial investigations, fostering collaboration with Canadian liaison officers based in Washington, DC. In 2012, Sinha was promoted to assistant legal attaché in Ottawa, Canada.
She was promoted to field supervisor in the Detroit Field Office in 2015, leading squads responsible for investigating complex international terrorism cases. In 2020, having moved to the cyber intrusion squad, she tackled both national security and criminal cyber intrusion cases. Later she was promoted to assistant special agent in charge of national security matters in the Portland Field Office.
In 2021, Sinha’s exceptional career and leadership qualities were rewarded with her selection as the executive special assistant to the FBI Director in Washington, DC, playing a pivotal role in various high-level initiatives enhancing the agency’s operations.
Her passion for helping others, coupled with her strong educational qualification with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in mental health counseling from Purdue University in Indiana—has made her shine at the FBI.