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AML, Sanctions, Investigations, EDD, CDD, Analyst, Export Controls

Crescent City, CA
April 06, 2020

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Mika Dahiya, CAMS, CSS 707-***-****


M.A. NPTS, Middlebury Institute of International Studies, Monterey, CA Expected Date of Completion: May 2020

Specialization in Financial Crime Management

Relevant Coursework :

Legal Aspects of Compliance

Trade-Based Financial Crime

Financial Crime Investigations and Compliance Management Terrorism Financing

Cyber-Enabled Financial Crime

Tabletop Exercise Design & Operation

Data Analysis for Public Policy

International Crisis Negotiation Exercise, March 2019 - Participant B.S., California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA 2018 Universidad de Granada, Granada, Spain — Hispanic Literature and Arabic August 2015 - May 2016 - Spanish Language Certificate CERTIFICATIONS

CAMS (Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist) Oct. 2019 - 2022 CSS (Certified Sanctions Specialist) Dec. 2019- 2022 LANGUAGES

Arabic — Advanced

Experience: 2 years of academic Arabic; MIIS Summer Arabic Intensive; Arabic intensives in Arabic-speaking countries (Morocco, Egypt & Tunisia). Portuguese — Fluent

Experience: Two years of high school Portuguese; Interned with the Brazilian city government of Aracaju, Sergipe. Lived in Brazil for 13 months total. Spanish — Fluent/Native

Experience: Raised in an Hispanic home; Studied/Interned in Spain for one year; Spanish translator in Mexico and Brazil, and translated legal documents. HARD SKILLS

Data Analysis, Geographic

Risk Scoring, Customer Risk

Profiling, Foreign Languages

(Spanish, Portuguese &



Adaptability; Collaboration;

Strong Work Ethic; Calm

Under Pressure; Strong

Communication Skills


Financial Crime Management

Club; Terrorism Studies Club;

Women in International

Security; Arabic Conversation



Middlebury Institute of International Studies, Monterey, CA— Project Manager, Financial Crime Investigations & Compliance Management September 2019 - Present

• Help organize, prepare materials, and coordinate for the Monterey Threat Financing Forum (Theme: Cyber-Enabled Financial Crime) held in March

• Assist with the Financial Crime Management program and curricular activities such as conference preparations - inviting speakers, outreach to industry professionals, and website development

• Arrange travel arrangements and reimbursements for speakers, as well as additional logistics for the conference

• Prepare and contact organizations such as ACAMS, CFE, and ACFCS for continuing education credits for conference attendees

• Manage and coordinate with student volunteers for conference preparation

• Acting T.A. for financial crime courses

James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS), Monterey, CA— Graduate Research Assistant

September 2019 - Present

• Help organize, prepare materials, and coordinate for the Critical Issues Forum - a nonproliferation education project for high school students, along with other educational programs

• Responsible for conference logistics (contacting hotels, visa letters, etc.)

• Assist and conduct research for the export controls’ nonproliferation program at CNS

• Research foreign regimes’ export control programs and prepare briefing materials Bureau of Industry & Security, Washington, D.C. — Investigative Analyst Intern

June - August 2019

• Assist the Investigative Analysis Division (IAD) within the Office of Enforcement Analysis

(OEA) generate leads, conduct open source research, and identify potential EAR and sanctions violations in seized data, while completing other special projects

• Perform due diligence, including Enhanced Due Diligence (EDD). Review negative news, OFAC/FinCEN/BIS lists.

• Identify entities evading sanctions, as well as conduct sanctions investigations.

• Identify illicit procurement networks of export-controlled goods, while investigating targeted countries such as Iran and Pakistan, as well as other intermediaries.

• Write summary reports on open source research investigations; information provided may be used to aid placing individuals or entities on the BIS Entity List. Accomplishments:

• Worked on special projects with other divisions within BIS; Export Control Officer (ECO) Program, the International Operations Division (IOD), and the Strategic Intelligence Division (SID).

• Prepared briefing documents for the Under Secretary, assisted with the BIS Annual Conference, assisted Special Agents with projects and research, updating and editing websites and other projects.

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