Ms. Hooper has 28 years of federal government work experience. She was an Operations Officer with the Central Intelligence Agency for 20 years and only recently retired. During her CIA career, Ms. Hooper worked on U.S. intelligence issues both domestically and abroad, and served in both analytical and operational positions. She has experience in surveillance operations and has strong interview and assessment skills. She speaks fluent German.
Prior to joining the CIA, Ms. Hooper served for seven years as a U.S. Navy Surface Warfare Officer. A native of Columbus, she attended St. Joseph’s Academy for high school and Miami University, where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Zoology. Ms. Hooper later obtained a Master of Arts (MA) in National Defense Studies from Georgetown University in Washington D.C..