Carlesa attended Howard University to earn a degree in administration of justice. Her childhood dream was to work for the FBI after seeing a missing child flyer near a local store—that memory propelled her to seek justice for the most vulnerable and voiceless. Before the FBI, Carlesa worked for the White House.
Carlesa teaches new FBI recruits how to monitor their own professional growth and development and adjust to the rigor and complexities of their new positions. She pushes them to surpass their limits both physically and psychologically. Carlesa’s training course is also designed to help trainees focus on their core decision-making values.
“Our desire is to see justice being served, and we do that here at the FBI together in a way that I don’t think people do anywhere else—and that makes us a family.”
“I’ve been fortunate to have phenomenal managers—or leaders as I see them—that are committed to seeing me go forward and support me, in terms of the evolution of my cases and my personal and professional development.”