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I have been captivated by technology since I received my first computer at the age of 8. Even at a young age I enjoyed programming since it provided a virtual method of creating building blocks toward a final project; I have been coding ever since. My first job was as a web developer and part-time system administrator. I transitioned to system/network administrator managing Linux systems and connectivity for a local Internet service provider. I continued in several different fields of IT before transitioning to a dedicated cybersecurity role.
I have always enjoyed teaching and analogizing technology into terms everyone can understand without the complexity of IT.I also enjoy teaching concepts to IT professionals to expand their knowledge and assist in furthering their careers. During my doctoral studies, I attended a pedagogy class, which helped me understand how to formalize methods of teaching and organize the structure of knowledge transfer. I have recently taken on roles as a committee chair and mentor to doctoral students to support them through the process from development to defense of their dissertations. I also love talking about IT and cybersecurity, which makes teaching an enjoying endeavor.