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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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[MEN]TOR: Dan Foreman (he/him) – Associate Director of Professional Learning

Reading Time: 11 minutes “Survey your staff anonymously about their reflections and self-identity with your organization or if they even have an identity with the organization. Speak truth to the shortcomings of the organization and reflect on how this lack of diversity has occurred. Then create a plan and … Continue reading[MEN]TOR: Dan Foreman (he/him) – Associate Director of Professional Learning

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48. Leah Jakaitis (she/her) – Head of Marketing Science, Tulco Labs

Reading Time: 3 minutes “The tech industry is also where some of the largest issues facing humanity emerge: it’s rapidly evolving and shaping our collective trajectory in substantial ways. So, I’m deeply invested in the philosophical, social, and ethical considerations of tech work.” Tell us a little bit about … Continue reading48. Leah Jakaitis (she/her) – Head of Marketing Science, Tulco Labs

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[MEN]TOR: Scot MacTaggart (he/him) – Cofounder of KRNLS, Host of Pitchwerks

Reading Time: 4 minutes “If it seems like only certain kinds of people are succeeding, find out why.“ What do you do? Management and communication help for businesses that want to grow. What keeps you passionate in the tech industry? Rule breakers who use tech to improve and reimagine … Continue reading[MEN]TOR: Scot MacTaggart (he/him) – Cofounder of KRNLS, Host of Pitchwerks

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