At a fairly young age, Thui was fascinated by crime shows, science, and working for the FBI. So she majored in biochemistry in college and received a master’s in forensic science from a top university. After graduate school, Thui worked inside a forensic lab and police department before joining the FBI.
Thui seldom works in the office. Instead, she’s on the frontlines, in the streets of San Francisco, analyzing surveillance footage and serving search and arrest warrants to individuals who have committed violent acts or possess illegal drugs and weapons. She also interviews civilians to build leads, utilizing her forensic background to process crime scenes faster.
“My supervisors aren’t micromanagers. They treat me and everyone else as adults who they trust to do their jobs, and if I have any questions, they’re available to hear what I have to say.”
“What I’m excited about for our future are the cyber technologies that we’re coming out with. Criminals can be pretty smart, but we’re very excited about how these technologies will help us defeat them.”