Assistant Director, Insider Threat Office
2022 Joint NDIA/AIA Spring Industrial Security Conference
Rachel Rojas joined the FBI in September 1996 as an Investigative Specialist for the New York Field Office. In May 2000, she was promoted to Special Agent and was assigned to investigate administrative and drug matters in New York. Following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, she pursued investigative leads and analyzed terrorism financing data and communications tied to the attacks and terrorism financiers in the Counterterrorism Division in New York. In 2005, Ms. Rojas was promoted to Supervisory Special Agent of the Terrorism Financing Operations Section in Washington, DC.
In 2007, Ms. Rojas returned to the New York Field Office as Supervisory Special Agent of the Applicant program handling FBI hiring, Special Agent testing, foreign language testing, background investigations, and special inquiry investigations. In 2008, she became the Supervisory Special Agent of the Mortgage and Bank Fraud Squad to address the severity of the mortgage fraud crisis and threats to the financial and housing industries.
In 2012, Ms. Rojas was appointed ASAC in New York's Criminal Division and was later named ASAC over the Violent Criminal Threat Branch. In 2015, Ms. Rojas was promoted to Section Chief in the Security Division leading suitability and clearance investigations at FBI Headquarters in Washington, DC. Ms. Rojas made history in 2019 when she began leading the Jacksonville Division, making her the first Latina Special Agent in Charge in the FBI.
In November 2021, Ms. Rojas was selected to serve as the Assistant Director of the Insider Threat Office. In this role, she leads the FBI’s efforts to deter, detect, and mitigate insider threats.
Ms. Rojas earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications/Journalism from Boston University and a Masters of Science in International Management/Leadership from Manhattanville College.