The Hill School in Pottstown Welcomes Former CIA Agent as Speaker

By
Carol Rollie Flynn, the former CIA agent who stayed with the agency for three decades, recently spoke to over 500 students at The Hill School in Pottstown. (Image via the Reading Eagle)

Former CIA agent Carol Rollie Flynn regaled students with stories of intrigue and espionage during her visit to The Hill School in Pottstown on Wednesday, writes Holly Herman for Reading Egle.

While the 30-year CIA veteran did not divulge much about her spy work, she did have plenty of stories that kept the more than 500 students enthralled throughout her speech.

She told them that the three decades she spent with the agency was not her initial plan, but she found herself drawn into the work.

“It was very compelling,” said Flynn. “I was protecting America.”

During her talk, she explained that the CIA operates in secret, by recruiting sources and collecting intelligence. Flynn also said that sometimes while undercover, not even her family knew where she was going.

She also noted that when she first started, there were only a few women, something that is changing.

“I personally think that women are good at espionage,” she said. “I can do things that men cannot. We do not look threatening.”

Flynn retired from the CIA six years ago and now runs the cybersecurity consulting firm, Singa Consulting.

Read more about Flynn’s talk at Reading Eagle by clicking here.

Advertisement