Director Christopher Wray has named Rachel Rojas as the special agent in charge of the Jacksonville Field Office in Florida. Mrs. Rojas most recently served as a section chief in the Security Division at FBI Headquarters before her promotion in December 2018.
Mrs. Rojas joined the FBI in 1996 as an investigative specialist for the New York Field Office. She became a special agent in 2000 and was assigned to investigate administrative and drug matters in New York. After 9/11, she delved into terrorism financing data and communications tied to the attack.
In 2005, Ms. Rojas was promoted to a supervisory special agent and transferred to the Terrorism Financing Operations Section of the Counterterrorism Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. She returned to New York in 2007 to oversee the applicant program, then moved to focus on mortgage and bank fraud. Mrs. Rojas was promoted to assistant special agent in charge of the criminal division in the New York Field Office in 2012, with responsibilities including oversight of complex financial crime threats, public corruption, civil rights, health care fraud, and other issues.
The next year, Mrs. Rojas was named assistant special agent in charge over New York’s violent criminal threat branch, managing the Safe Streets Gang and Violent Crime Task Forces, bank robberies, fugitives, human trafficking, and other programs. She was promoted to section chief in the Security Division at Headquarters in 2015, where she was responsible for the physical and technical protection of FBI personnel, facilities, information, and operations worldwide.
Mrs. Rojas earned a bachelor’s degree in communications/journalism from Boston University and a master’s in international management/leadership from Manhattanville College.