1952 – Ahrens was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota in the month of May.
1974 – Received her bachelors degree at Utah State University and a Media Specialist degree from James Madison University in Virginia.
1984 – Started her career as a Special Agent.
1985 – Completed her training with the department and was killed on October 5, 1985 while apprehending a fugitive. She was shot by a fellow agent, mistook her for an armed associate of the criminal.