WiCyS

2021 Committees

WICYS 2021 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

CONFERENCE GENERAL CHAIR:

Dr. Janell Straach

Chairman of the Board, WiCyS
Faculty, Rice University

CONFERENCE PROGRAM CHAIR:

Dr. Ambareen Siraj

WiCyS Founder, Director, CEROC, Professor, Computer Science
Tennessee Tech

COMMITTEES

WICYS COLORADO CONFERENCE SUPPORT CONSORTIUM

Gretchen Bliss

Director Cybersecurity Programs
University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Steve Fulton

Coleman Richardson Chair
Computer Science, USAFA

Nina Amey

Department Chair
Arapahoe Community College

Joe Murdock

Business School Faculty
University of Colorado Denver

Marian Merritt

Lead for Industry Engagement
NIST/NICE

Dan Manson

Professor
Cal Poly Pomona

Bob Bowles

Director of the Center for Information Assurance Studies
Regis University

Patrice Siravo

Director of Commercial Cybersecurity
System High Corporation

Terri Johnson

Department Chair – Computer Networking & Cybersecurity
Pikes Peak Community College

Rhonda Spradling

Communications
AMERGINT Technologies

Yanyan Zhuang

Assistant Professor
University of Colorado Colorado Springs

IJ Olawale

Student
University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Nathan Chung

Senior Consultant
Microsoft

Anastasia Biggs

Professor
Colorado Technical University

Heather Lawrence

Student
University of Colorado Colorado Springs

LT Col Adrian de Freitas

Deputy Department Head, Computer and Cyber Science,
US Air Force Academy

Katrina Rosemond

Student
University of Colorado Colorado Springs

PROGRAM

Dr. Ambareen Siraj

WiCyS Founder, Director, CEROC, Professor, Computer Science
Tennessee Tech

Celeste Matarazzo

Cyber Defenders Program Manager Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Mona-Lisa Pinkney

Sr. Director, Cybersecurity Governance, Risk, Compliance, Engagement and Geographies
Nike, INC.

Ashley Podhradsky

Interim Vice President of Research
Dakota State University

Kristine Christensen

Director, Faculty Development Professor, Computer Information Systems
Moraine Valley Community College

Chutima Boonthum-Denecke

Professor of Computer Science Director, Information Assurance and Cyber Security Center
Hampton University

Jennifer Cheung

Research Scientist
NIWC Pacific

Holly Parrish

Threat Operations Specialist
Arctic Wolf

Ahmed Ibrahim

Teaching Assistant Professor
University of Pittsburgh

Anita Nikolich

Research Scientist, School of Information Sciences
UIUC

Renita Murimi

Associate Professor of Cybersecurity University of Dallas

Esther Goldstein

Software Engineer, Data Security Salesforce

Arpita Biswas

Incidence Response Lead
Databricks Inc.

Sara Young

Program Manager
Digital Security & Risk Management, Microsoft

Michelle Lindblom

Security Awareness Manager
Salesforce

Elena Peterson

Senior Cyber Security Researcher
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Chuan Yue

Associate Professor
Colorado School of Mines

Ashley Greeley

Cyber Professional
DoD

Erye Hernandez

Senior Security Engineer
Google

Joshua Fallon

Network Defense Analyst
Software Engineering Institute

Anita Siassios

WiCyS Australia Affiliate

Aisha Ali-Gombe

Assistant Professor
Towson University

Amani Altarawneh

Graduate Assistant, Ph.D. Candidate University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Angie Sawaya

Security & Privacy Compliance Manager IBM Enterprise Technology & Security

Anca Pop

Information Security Consultant
365 Striker

Heather ricciuto

Academic & Talent Outreach Program Manager
IBM

Jan Pearce

Professor and Chair, Computer & Information Science,
Berea College

Magnolia McShane

Security & Threat Intelligence Consultant
Little Owl Security

SCHOLARSHIP

Shade Adeleke

Associate Professor and Cybersecurity Coordinator
Prince George’s Community College

Jacquelyn Blanchard

Chief Cyber Architect, Lockheed Martin,
Vice President
BSidesCharm

Eric Chan-Tin

Assistant Professor
Loyola University Chicago

Elizabeth K. Hawthorne

Lecturer and Graduate Program Director Cybersecurity at Rider University, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Angela Sims Ceja

Water Technical Operations Superintendent
City of Aurora, Aurora Water Department

Hannah Tun

Lead Security Engineer
OmniSOC

Mandy Galante

Cybersecurity Education Specialist
NJ Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Cell

Noureen Njoroge

Director of Cyber Threat Intel
Nike, INC.

Stacie Bohanan

Principal Research Scientist
University of Alabama in Huntsville

Jacqueline Ore

Career Success Lead, Cybersecurity
Fullstack Academy

Pushpa Kumar

Associate Professor of Instruction University of Texas at Dallas

Sarah Morales

Security Engineering Outreach Program Manager
Google

Gretchen Bliss

Director of Cybersecurity Programs University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

CAREER VILLAGE

Andrea Frost

Senior Software Security Engineer
Dell EMC

Kim Huynh

Security Program Manager
Research and Threat Intelligence at Microsoft

Michelle Lindblom

Security Awareness Manager
Salesforce

Terri Johnson

Department Chair – Computer Networking & Cybersecurity
Pikes Peak Community College

OPERATIONS AND LOGISTICS

Michele A. Tomasic

Director Of Operations
Software Engineering Institute| CERT
Carnegie Mellon University

Lana Richardson

Community Care Manager
WiCyS

Colleen Huber

Senior Creative Director
The Nelly Group

Morgan Garland

Operations Manager
WiCyS

 
 

Rian Sondag

Events Manager
WiCyS

Lynn dohm

Executive Director
WiCyS

VOLUNTEER COORDINATION

Cameron Mitchell

Carnegie Mellon University- Software Engineering Institute

CAREER FAIR

Mary Jane Partain

Career Fair Concierge Director
University of Texas-Dallas

Patrice Siravo

Director
Commercial Cybersecurity System High Corporation

SOCIAL MEDIA & PR

Aditi Chaudhry

Cybersecurity Engineer
Two Sigma

Maddie Witt

Social Media Specialist
WiCyS

Drenusha Salihu

Linux System Administrator
BVM

Alina Thai

Student
Georgetown University

Midori Connolly

Customer Success Manager
Yubico

POSTER

Chutima Boonthum-Denecke

Professor in Computer Science
Hampton University

Susan Jeziorowski

Applied Cybersecurity Engineer
MITRE

LEADERSHIP SUMMIT WORKING GROUPS

Advancement

Champion: Jenn Henley
Facebook
Student Intern: Shannon McHale
Rochester Institute of Technology

Pipeline

Champion: Prajakta Jagdale
Palo Alto Networks

Student Intern: Maggie Van Nortwick Northeastern University

Inclusion

Champion: Diana Kelley
Microsoft

Student Intern: Maleesha Perera
University at Albany

Transitioning/Returning

Champion: Dr. Dawn Beyer
Lockheed Martin

Student Intern: Shaina Munoz-Rivera University of Puerto Rico