Coleen Rowley, Esq., was nominated this past February by a majority of Minnesota congresspersons and senators to serve on the “Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board,” which was mandated by recent federal intelligence reform legislation implementing the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission. After over twenty years with the FBI, Rowley retired at the end of 2004 and now speaks publicly on two different topics: ethical decision-making and balancing civil liberties with the need for effective investigation. Holding a B.A. degree in French from Wartburg College in Iowa and a J.D. from the College of Law at the University of Iowa, Rowley brought some of the pre-9/11 lapses to light in May 2002 when she testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee about some of the endemic problems facing the FBI and the intelligence community.