Hacking Barriers Spotlight: Paula Simon (she/her), Front End Web Developer

Reading Time: 4 minutes “Never let your setbacks and the people who doubt you define your future” What prompted you to explore a career in tech? Growing up, I had anxiety approaching anything related to STEM due to my experiences with math and sciences in school. I also saw … Continue readingHacking Barriers Spotlight: Paula Simon (she/her), Front End Web Developer

39. Gina Winstead (she/her) – Director of Member Engagement, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Keystone Innovation Zone Coordinator, Pittsburgh Technology Council

Reading Time: 4 minutes “We need to continue these uncomfortable conversations, build strategies and take action to develop strong allies.” Tell us a little bit about what a typical day looks like for you. My days are always different and I love that about my job. Working for one … Continue reading39. Gina Winstead (she/her) – Director of Member Engagement, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Keystone Innovation Zone Coordinator, Pittsburgh Technology Council

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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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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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