Interview with Jelena Cohert

Question: What's your name?

Jelena: Jelena Cohert.

Question: Do you have a nickname? If so, what is it?

Jelena: No, no nickname for me.

Question: How old are you, where were you born?

Jelena: I am 42 years old. I was born in Miami but my mother and father are from Puerto Rico.

Question: Do you have any siblings?

Jelena: Yes, I have a brother and a sister.

Question: What are they like? Do you have a good relationship with them?

Jelena: No, I do not have a good relationship with them. That's all I'll say on that.

Question: What do you do for a living?

Jelena: I am a Senior Agent with the FBI.

Question: How long have you been an FBI agent? Do you enjoy your job?

Jelena: Yes, I enjoy my job a lot. I have been with the FBI for almost 21 years. I am glad I changed careers.

Question: You said you changed careers. What did you do and why did you change?

Jelena: I used to be a social worker. Personal events happened in my life leading me to choose a different career.

Question: What personal events?

Jelena: The personal kind.

Question: Okay, moving on. Do you have any hobbies?

Jelena: I love reading and jogging. I like to go dancing even though I don't have much time for that.

Question: Do you have a current case you are working on?

Jelena: Yes. I am in the middle of a case.

Question: What can you tell us about it?

Jelena: Not much. I am trying to catch a criminal. That's all you get.

Question: What's your greatest fear?

Jelena: Hmm. Well I am afraid of dogs and bugs that fly. I'm also scared of lions, tigers and bears.

Question: What's your favorite food?

Jelena: Empanadillas just like mi Abuela used to make. She taught me how, and I'm pretty good. No one makes them like her though.

Question: Has your grandmother passed?

Jelena: Yes, when I was in high school.

Question: When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Jelena: A ballerina. I danced when I was little through high school. I almost went to school for dancing but my father told me to pick a 'promising career'. So I chose social work.

Question: Thank you so much for sitting down and allowing this glimpse into your world.

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