Sandra Quincoses

Email: squincos@fiu.edu

Sandra Quincoses is an alumni of FIU where she received a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and a certificate in Middle East studies. Before and while at FIU, she served as a congressional intern with Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen for three years.

After completion of her bachelor’s, she pursued a master’s degree from the American Military University and specialized in National Security Studies and Terrorism Studies. While completing her master’s program, she worked as an open source intelligence analyst with the Advanced Technical Intelligence Center in Beavercreek, Ohio. During her work and training, she was assigned Syria as her area of focus. She was able to brief high ranking Air Force personnel from the Wright Patterson Air Force Base on the evolving situation in Syria as it began in 2011 as a result of the “Arab Spring.”

Following completion of her master’s and time in Ohio, she began to pursue a doctorate degree in Cross-Cultural Psychology. As she began her doctorate studies, she also pursued an opportunity to work as a social media intelligence analyst with a software company specializing in government and commercial security. She has trained military personnel in social media analytics and briefed high ranking officials of the US Army. Specializing in Middle East conflict, her focus is centered on transnational terror networks and their ability to reach individuals all over the world.