Bryanna Graduates from FBI Explorer’s Academy

Bryanna Graduates from FBI Explorer’s Academy

What did you do?

I graduated from the Chicago FBI Explorer’s Academy, specifically the Edwin C. Shanahan Explorer Post #1920. This exclusive program admits just 36 students annually and offers rigorous training in law enforcement techniques and principles. As a student explorer, I received training and presentations on case management, interviewing, surveillance, crisis negotiation, search warrants, undercover operations, evidence response team, bomb technician program, SWAT, behavioral analysis, and more.

What organization recognized the achievement?

Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boy Scouts of America

How did homeschooling help you achieve your goal?

Homeschooling allowed me to have the flexibility to pursue what I was interested in. I could volunteer at my local police department, gaining experience in law enforcement while also pursuing my love for writing—resulting in the publication of two books.

The excellent education from Seton, as long as I could devote time to maintaining strong grades, positioned me as a competitive candidate during the selection process. Throughout the program, the critical thinking and problem-solving abilities I learned through homeschooling helped me navigate complex scenarios and coursework with confidence.

What are your interests?

I have a strong interest in law enforcement, studying law and philosophy and criminal psychology, which aligns well with the Explorer’s program. I’m also deeply passionate about the arts, especially theater, music, and writing. Since childhood, I’ve been involved in musical theater, participating in acting, dance, and vocal lessons. I enjoy poetry and literature as well.

What are you inspired to do with your life?

As a graduating senior, my next step is attending the University of Dallas to major in Psychology with a Pre-Law focus. I’m interested in pursuing a career as either a criminal psychologist or a lawyer, although I’m still figuring out which path feels right in accordance with God’s will.

What are your favorite subjects and why?

Creative Writing and American Literature have been my favorites because they allowed me to express myself creatively and learn deeply about American culture and history.

The photo was taken at FBI Regional Training Facility – Chicago.