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Employee Spotlight: Meet Irishia Caroline


At Amentum, we celebrate our people, our cultures, and we recognize the value of diversity and inclusion. For February, we’ll reflect on what Black History Month means to all of us while shining a light on one employee at a time. Amentum’s next spotlight is a Q&A with Irishia Caroline, Program Manager, ES&T.

How did you come to join Amentum? 

I started with METIS in 2018, supporting the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), and joined Amentum through acquisitions.

What is your professional and personal background? 

I have worked at FinCEN as a Financial Crimes Analyst for over 11 years. I’m from Suffolk, Virginia. I graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2008 with a BS in Criminal Justice and a concentration in Crime Scene Investigation.

Describe the work you do and how you think it makes a positive impact. 

I conduct financial analysis to help combat money laundering related to crimes such as terrorism. My work makes a positive impact as it promotes national security.

What are some of your accomplishments and/or what has been your proudest career moment? 

In 2011, I started as a junior analyst supporting FinCEN. I received promotions throughout the years and now support the contract as a Program Manager.

What do you enjoy about working for Amentum? 

One of the things I enjoy most about working for Amentum is the implementation of programs such as the Women’s Employee Resource Network (WISE) which offers me a support group of like-minded women in the workplace.

What are you passionate about? 

I am passionate about cooking. I enjoy finding new recipes to make and share with my family.

What’s your career advice? 

To develop a skill that will distinguish yourself from others.

What does safety mean to you or do you have a favorite safety tip? 

Safety means being aware of risks and taking appropriate steps to protect yourself and others.

What’s the best invention in the world and why? 

I think the best invention is the cell phone. I live away from family and my phone provides me with a way to remain in constant communication with loved ones.

Anything else you would like to share from a personal or professional perspective? 

I am an active member in my community. I volunteer weekly at my son’s school, serve as a PTCO committee member, and sit on the Advisory Council.

What does Black History Month mean to you? 

Black History month is a celebration, where we acknowledge the difficult past but rejoice in the future and what that brings for upcoming generations.

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