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Jorhena Thomas Adjunct Professorial Lecturer School of International Service

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MA, International Affairs

Jorhena Thomas is passionate about creative cooperation in security matters, and has dedicated her career to finding meaningful ways to improve, enhance, and transform security efforts at all levels. She has extensive experience in intelligence analysis, intelligence-led investigations, homeland security, strategic communication, and inter-organizational liaison at the international, national, and local levels. Key areas of specialization include international security cooperation, joint intelligence efforts, and non-traditional security partnerships. Jorhena is currently a Clinical Instructor and Lecturer in the Homeland Security and Criminal Justice programs at the University of the District of Columbia, in the Applied Intelligence Program at the Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies, and in the American University School of International Service. She also serves as a Senior Risk Consultant with The Gate 15 Company, serving as the member relations and external communications liaison for the Real Estate Information Sharing and Analysis Center. She also writes, speaks, and consults on a range of security and intelligence matters throughout the United States and abroad. Previously, Jorhena served as the Principal of Wright Thomas International, a research/consulting firm; as the Chief of Staff to the District of Columbia Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Justice; as the Deputy Director and Operations Manager at the Washington Regional Threat Analysis Center (the District of Columbia's intelligence fusion center); and as a senior Intelligence Analyst and Program Manager with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), where she worked international terrorism and criminal matters and gained an enduring appreciation for collaborative security efforts. A central theme in all of her roles has been bringing together a broad array of public and private sector partners to share information and maintain a multifaceted security posture.
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