About WINS

Women in Intelligence and National Security (WINS) is a diverse student-led organization that seeks to enhance the merit of its female and male members in the intelligence field and affiliated professions, by empowering them with the necessary tools to realize their future personal and professional ambitions.

The purpose of WINS is:

  • To educate men and women about the importance of inclusion and diversity in the US Intelligence, National Security, Military and Law Enforcement Communities through constructive dialogue;
  • To empower its members by providing them with the necessary tools to develop leadership, team-building, and personal/professional networking skills;
  • To enhance the confidence of its members by promoting the ideals of support and solidarity;
  • To facilitate connections between future intelligence professionals and current members of the US Intelligence, National Security, Military and Law Enforcement Communities who support the principles of this organization.

2018-2019   WINS CABINET


FEGETT NicolePresident: Nicole Fegett
Hometown: Murrells Inlet, SC
Major Degree: Intelligence & National Security Studies
Reason for Joining WINS: “WINS has given me more opportunities than I could have ever imagined. It has enhanced my public speaking skills, taught me how to network with members of the US Intelligence Community, and helped me build a support system with my fellow classmates.”

Vice President: Riley McCormick
Hometown: Louisville, KY
Major Degree: Intelligence & National Security Studies
Minor Degree(s): Computer Science
Reason for Joining WINS: “This organization has been a part of my life since the first semester of my freshman year at CCU. It has guided me through the Intel program and helped me feel more confident in the classroom.”

THORPE Jenny

Vice President of Communications: Jennifer Thorpe
Hometown: North Attleboro, MA
Major Degree: Intelligence & National Security Studies
Minor Degree(s): Sociology
Reason for Joining WINS: “This organization has allowed me to make lasting connections with people in the major and to help support people, learn what some issues people face and try to find solutions and adapt to the challenges that people might face.”

PRESNELL Kaitlin

Vice President of Finance: Kaitlin Presnell
Hometown: Johnson City, TN
Major Degree: Intelligence & National Security Studies
Minor Degree(s): Religious Studies, Islamic Studies
Reason for Joining WINS: “This group helps to advocate for women in a field that has historically been dominated by men. WINS has helped me to find support through the friends I’ve made here and has pushed me to be the very best version of myself.”

KOCHES Carl

Recruitment Officer: Carl Koches
Hometown: Charleston, SC
Major Degree: Intelligence & National Security Studies
Reason for Joining WINS: “WINS is important to me because it represents a group of people that see how things are and want a change. Diversity is important in this field because it gives the perspective that the majority misses.”

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