Emily Prashad

Commanding Officer [Captain]

My name is Emily Prashad, and I am the Explorer Captain/Commander of HSI Post 601. I am a recent graduate from John Jay College of Criminal Justice where I received my Bachelor's Degree in Forensic Psychology. As of now, I plan on going to graduate school to persue a Master's Degree. I have been in Post 601 since 2019, where I am incredibly lucky to have found a family within these amazing individuals. Being an explorer has taught me so many tools and skills that I will carry with me for the rest of my life. This post has given me confidence, motivation, and has seen the utmost potential in me even when I couldn't see it in myself. I want to give a special thanks to my fellow Explorers, Advisors, Special Agents at Homeland Security, and anyone else who has played a part in making this program happen and allowing it to continue to grow. 


Xiomara Cruz

Executive Officer / Adjutant

My name is Xiomara Cruz, and I am the XO/Executive Officer of HSI Post 601, I joined the post back in 2019. I'm currently a Sophmore at Laguardia Community College, where my major is Veterinary Technology. My favorite memory with the post is probably the first Spring Competition I went to when I first joined, I was still pretty new and closed off so the time with the rest of the explorers that weekend definitely was a stepping stone to me opening up more and seeing how much of a family everyone was. I'm definitely glad I joined the post as I was able to make a bunch of great memories and create a family with everyone within the program and build a support system all around.