Melanie Lentz

Former U.S. Secret Service Special Agent - Writer - Speaker - Lady


upcoming and past events

My past speaking engagements revolved around my employment with the Secret Service. While I thoroughly enjoyed giving presentations in academic settings, I currently focus on my parallel personal story as it pertained to my job and less on the mission of the agency. I learned many tough personal life lessons while employed by the Secret Service. Between funny Secret Service stories and discussions about divorce, depression, eating disorders, athletics, and unemployment, I have a message in resilience and self-awareness, two concepts I didn't fully grasp until I left the Secret Service. 


Past speaking and lectures

Guest Lecturer - California Baptist University (Riverside, CA) Criminal Justice/Psychology "Psychopathic Mind" graduate course (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)

Guest Speaker - Multiple high schools in and around Los Angeles County - Informational lectures on the U.S. Secret Service (2012-2015)

Agency Representative - Assisted with presentations conducted by the Department of Homeland Security in Los Angeles designed to discuss research and statistics regarding active school shooter situations and school safety measures (2012-2013)

UPcoming events

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