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I’m trying to sort out Emily’s past since this new info has come up in the Beyond Borders episode and:

She graduated high school in 89’ and presumably started college right away because she’s an overachiever who was determined to make something of herself. She went to Georgetown for undergrad (til 93’) then Yale for grad school (til 95’). This part is hazy and we know she lied to Hotch about being in the bureau for the full 10 years (96ish-06) when she started, but part of that narrative could be true and she might have started at the FBI right out of college. From there, at some point, she got an internship at the UN that concluded before or in 2001, considering she said they halted the investigation of her and Clara’s friend’s murder due to 9/11. I assume she went from there to Interpol (knowing her language/international skills she got hired right away) and was only there a short while before being transferred via backstop to the CIA, specifically to the JTF-12 task force, which was said to be assembled after 9/11. Clyde, her Interpol boss, recommended her so he must have seen a lot in her as a newbie even. It was never specified exactly how long she was a spy, but their last case was the Doyle one which concluded in 2004 (7 years before 2011) so it seems it was only a few years. After that wrapped, we also don’t know exactly what she did for roughly a year and a half, but I assume it involved getting re-acquainted to a normal life (while making sure Declan was okay and trying to get into the BAU to gain stability for the both of them, as stated). And then she barged into Hotch’s office with her cardboard box…