Jorhena Thomas

Director of Mentorship and Professional Advancement

Girl Security

Jorhena Thomas currently serves as the Director of Mentorship and Professional Advancement for Girl Security, an organization dedicated to creating space and preparing girls and young women to thrive in the broad national security space. She started her career as an Intelligence Analyst with the FBI, where she worked international terrorism and criminal matters, as well as oversaw the FBI’s intelligence program in the Americas. She went on to serve in a range of security-related positions, to include Deputy Director at the District of Columbia's intelligence fusion center), Chief of Staff to the District of Columbia Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Justice, Senior Risk Consultant with The Gate 15 Company, and Regional Security Manager for the Americas with CARE USA. Jorhena has also worked closely with the National Council of Information Sharing and Analysis Centers and the International Association for Intelligence Education. In addition to having been a faculty member at the University of the District of Columbia and American University, she is a founding faculty member in the Applied Intelligence Program at the Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies.