Sylvia L.

  • Joined December 2016

I am a subject matter expert on the drug war and border security. I am also a disabled solo world traveler and disability rights advocate.

  • Sanford, FL, United States
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Sylvia L.
Sanford, FL, United States

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Experience

Summary

I am a medically retired Air Force officer and Special Agent, and a former senior intelligence analyst. Currently, I am a consultant, expert, and writer on Mexico's drug war. I am also the President of The PreJax Foundation and Ms. Wheelchair USA 2016.

Work history

Owner and Consultant
I am a subject matter expert on Mexico's drug war, and write for AMU's InHomeland Security site and Homeland Security Today magazine. I work as an expert witness on immigration cases and as a public speaker for various professional organizations.
President
We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit that raises money for and provides college scholarships to exceptional students who either have multiple sclerosis (MS) or a parent with MS.
Senior Intelligence Analyst
I provided ongoing threat analysis as part of a team for the California Governor's Office of Homeland Security, to include terrorism threats and border security analysis. I specialized in Mexican cartels, drug trafficking, and weapons trafficking.
Special Agent
During my eight years as an agent, I conducted criminal investigations, protective service operations, and counterintelligence and counterespionage operations. I also served as a force protection analyst and leadership team threat briefer.

Portfolio

Border Insecurity: Why Big Money, Fences, and Drones Aren't Making Us Safer

Border Insecurity examines all the aspects of the challenge—and thriving industry—of trying to keep terrorists, drug smugglers, and illegal immigrants from entering the United States across our land borders.

Cartel: The Coming Invasion of Mexico's Drug Wars

Channeling her long experience working on border issues, Longmire brings to life the very real threat of Mexican cartels operating not just along the southwest border, but deep inside every corner of the United States.

The Nature and Impact of Illegal Immigration on Security in Texas

This analysis of the current security situation in the state of Texas in relation to illegal immigration and drug trafficking trends uses statistics, combined with anecdotal evidence and context, to get a general sense of border security trends in Texas.

American Military University's InHomeland Security Blog

Several articles contributed monthly related to Mexico's drug war, border security, and homeland security policy.

Homeland Security Today Magazine

A column submitted monthly, with occasional feature articles, related to Mexico's drug war, border security, border technology, and homeland security policy

Small Wars Journal

In-depth academic journal articles related to Mexico's drug war, border security, and homeland security policy.

Education

Accreditations

M.A. Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Skills

Languages

English

Native or bilingual proficiency

Spanish

Native or bilingual proficiency

Skills

journalism marketing presentation and slide design press public speaking writing blogging community ambassador programs content creation ebooks

Tools

Audacity Eventbrite Facebook Facebook Advertising Google Analytics iMovie Instagram LinkedIn Meetup Pinterest Powerpoint Scrivener Twitter Wordpress YouTube

Availability

Not seeking work

Available

  • Available during business hours, evenings, and weekends

Commitment

  • Can work 20hrs per week
  • Can commit to 1+ years

Interests

Industries I love

Education Entertainment Events Government Kids & Parenting Media Music Science Social Enterprise Travel

What I read

Disabled travel blogs, science fiction, non-fiction books about Mexico's drug war, travel diaries, world history, memoirs

Side projects

I own AZ Copper Creations, where I create mostly custom copper and stainless steel jewelry. I am also a nationally competitive slam poet.

Ideal team

I prefer small teams whose members have different skills. I like a mostly hands-off management style that provides clear guidance, but then trusts the experts to do their jobs. I'm happy with clients who know what they want, but are open to suggestions.