Sylvia Longmire is a former officer and Special Agent with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations and worked for four years as a Senior Intelligence Analyst for the California State Threat Assessment Center, specializing in southwest border violence and Mexico’s drug war. She received her Master’s degree from the University of South Florida in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and she is an award-winning writer and contributing editor for Homeland Security Today magazine and American Military University’s InHomeland Security blog. Ms. Longmire has consulted for the producers of the History Channel and National Geographic Channel, and is regularly interviewed by national, international, and local media outlets for her knowledge and expertise on drug war and border security issues. She is the author of Cartel and Border Insecurity, both nominated for literary awards, and she has written for numerous peer-reviewed academic journals and online publications. Ms. Longmire is the reigning Ms. Wheelchair USA 2016 and is the President of The PreJax Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit that provides scholarships to students with multiple sclerosis (MS) or a parent with MS. You can follow Sylvia on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and her blog Spin the Globe.