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A Day in the Life of an Intelligence Analyst

April 13 @ 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm


Curious what an average day in the life of an intelligence analyst looks like?

Join us on Wednesday, April 13 for a conversation about the ins and outs of working as an intelligence analyst featuring three current analysts, Cassidy S. Dale, Quauhtli Olivieri Herrera, and Lisa Sheldon. UNC’s Erinn Whitaker will moderate.

For those unable to join us in person, please register for the livestream here.



Cassidy S. Dale is an analyst assigned to the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) who has been them since its inception. He is the lead in the Center’s analytic office that studies terrorist radicalization. His office that net assessments on whether US CT campaigns are succeeding against terrorists. He was raised in North Carolina and worked as a professional futurist in North Carolina and Virginia before joining the IC in 2003. Among his degrees he holds a Master of Science in Studies of the Future from the University of Houston (1996) and is a member of the Association of Professional Futurists. He is the author of two books: The Knight and The Gardener: Worldviews Make Worlds (2009) and Combat Theology: How to Weaponize and De-Weaponize a Religion (2021).

Quauhtli Olivieri Herrera is a Cadre Officer at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) and currently serves as a Targeting Analyst with the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC). Prior to ODNI, as a Project Manager at the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Quauhtli managed and supported multiple anti-human trafficking national programs under the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs. Quauhtli also served as an Infantryman in the North Carolina Army National Guard. Quauhtli is a member of the Duke DC Regional Board and serves as the Duke University Hispanic/Latino Alumni Association Regional Co-Chair for DC.

Lisa Sheldon is the Lead for the National Counterterrorism Center’s Outreach Program, where she oversees the Center’s outreach with federal, state and local, private-sector, foreign, and other non-US government entities. Lisa began her US Government career in 2004 in the US Army and began her IC career as an intelligence analyst in 2008 at the Defense Intelligence Agency, where she oversaw analysis on Iraq and Iran, and was a lead CT senior analyst at the Pentagon on the Joint Staff J2. Lisa joined NCTC in 2016. She has a BA in English and History from Averett University and a MA in International Studies from NC State University.


April 13
5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
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