Lauren Harrison joined TSA in 2010 as a Transportation Security Officer. A graduate of George Mason University, she served as a mentor for new hires and was one of the first ten Officers selected as mentors for the AIT rollout at Virginia’s Dulles International Airport.
Today, Harrison works as a Scheduling Assistant at the airport. She helps leadership not only with scheduling, but also training requirements, metrics, and data.
“There were two big influences in my decision to work for TSA. One was the fact that I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Administration of Justice. I knew I wanted to work for the federal government and I wanted to provide a public service for an organization that strives to make a difference. The other influence – and what means most to me and many of my colleagues across TSA – is September 11, 2001.
“The events of 9/11 are something that no one in this country should ever forget. We are all reminded every day that the threat is real. It is our job to ensure that what happened on 9/11 never happens again.
“Even with the significant challenges of working in an ever-changing, fast-paced security environment, interacting with so many different people is especially rewarding. TSA is comprised of many amazing people from all walks of life who have come together to accomplish an important mission.”
From the Office of Strategic Communications/Public Affairs