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40. Lorrie Cranor (she/her) – Director & Bosch Distinguished Professor in Security and Privacy Technologies, CyLab Security and Privacy Institute; FORE Systems Professor, Computer Science and Engineering & Public Policy, CMU

Reading Time: 2 minutes “I got a master’s in computer science too, but mostly so that I could be a computer science TA and pay my tuition in engineering and public policy. I never planned on being a computer scientist, but here I am.” Tell us a little bit … Continue reading40. Lorrie Cranor (she/her) – Director & Bosch Distinguished Professor in Security and Privacy Technologies, CyLab Security and Privacy Institute; FORE Systems Professor, Computer Science and Engineering & Public Policy, CMU

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42. Dena Haritos Tsamitis (she/her) – Director, Information Networking Institute at Carnegie Mellon University; Barbara Lazarus Professor in Information Networking; Founding Director, Education, Training and Outreach, CyLab

Reading Time: 5 minutes “Don’t try to change who you are to fit in. Your differences are your strengths, and you’ve got to use them!” Tell us a little bit about what a typical day looks like for you. I head an academic unit at Carnegie Mellon University: the … Continue reading42. Dena Haritos Tsamitis (she/her) – Director, Information Networking Institute at Carnegie Mellon University; Barbara Lazarus Professor in Information Networking; Founding Director, Education, Training and Outreach, CyLab

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[MEN]TOR: Kevin Cody (he/him) – Lead Penetration Tester, Autonomous Vehicles Company

Reading Time: 3 minutes “Even [our] phrasing and linguistics have been molded by the lack of diversity in technology.“ What do you do? I work for an autonomous vehicle company, in effort in assisting our teams in mitigating risk by identifying security flaws in our product and services, for … Continue reading[MEN]TOR: Kevin Cody (he/him) – Lead Penetration Tester, Autonomous Vehicles Company

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43. Kat Fitzgerald (she/her) – Senior Security Engineer II aka: Evil Kat at UberATG

Reading Time: 5 minutes “The best advice I would give – stand up for yourself. Find your voice and make it heard. And one important tip – don’t let people interrupt you when you are making a point.” Tell us a little bit about what a typical day looks … Continue reading43. Kat Fitzgerald (she/her) – Senior Security Engineer II aka: Evil Kat at UberATG

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44. Deana Shick (she/her) – CERT Coordination Center (CERT/CC) at the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute

Reading Time: 4 minutes “Sometimes you have to try out a bunch of things in your career before you settle into what you love.” Tell us a little bit about what a typical day looks like for you. My mornings are really the only consistency I have between days. … Continue reading44. Deana Shick (she/her) – CERT Coordination Center (CERT/CC) at the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute

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Becoming a Latina in Tech

Reading Time: 5 minutes “When I was 12, skipping the question if I was ‘of age’ to sign up for MySpace, I remember…changing up the HTML and CSS. I loved (emphasis on loved) to do that.” If someone asked me when I was at least 17 years old, what … Continue readingBecoming a Latina in Tech

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45. Dr. Joanne Peca (she/her) – Assistant Teaching Professor & Program Coordinator, B.S. in Cybersecurity Analytics and Operations: Penn State College of Information Science & Technology

Reading Time: 4 minutes “If you want something, go for it. Apply for the job. Ask for the raise/promotion/job title/job description you want; actually, don’t just ask, but make a case for it.” Tell us a little bit about what a typical day looks like for you. After a … Continue reading45. Dr. Joanne Peca (she/her) – Assistant Teaching Professor & Program Coordinator, B.S. in Cybersecurity Analytics and Operations: Penn State College of Information Science & Technology

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[MEN]TOR: Kenny Chen (he/him) – Executive Director, Partnership to Advance Responsible Technology (PART)

Reading Time: 4 minutes “We strongly reinforce the message that diversity and inclusion in the tech industry is a need-to-have, not a nice-to-have, especially when you consider how lives and livelihoods have been compromised because of algorithmic biases or negligence from non-representative product teams.“ What do you do? I … Continue reading[MEN]TOR: Kenny Chen (he/him) – Executive Director, Partnership to Advance Responsible Technology (PART)

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