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Heather Biehl takes the stage Thursday at Westminster College’s 5th annual Undergraduate Scholars Forum.

Heather Biehl takes the stage Thursday at Westminster College’s 5th annual Undergraduate Scholars Forum. Photo by Dean Asher.

When Jefferson City native Heather Triplett Biehl graduated from Westminster College in 1989, she probably didn’t know that she would spend the next two decades working for the CIA, analyzing intelligence in Eastern Europe and the Middle East.

As keynote speaker at Thursday’s annual Westminster College Undergraduate Scholars Forum, she drew from her experiences to encourage students to achieve greatness without compromising their personal morals.

Biehl told a packed Champ Auditorium about her days with the CIA, saying she believes what she learned there was applicable to just about anyone.

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