WiCyS 2024

Conference Committees

WICYS 2024 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

General Chair

JANELL STRAACH

WiCyS Chair of the Board, Faculty
Rice University

Program Chair

AMBAREEN SIRAJ

NSF*
Founder, WiCyS
(*Siraj is serving in her personal capacity)

COMMITTEES

Program Co-Leads

Pat McCain

Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering
Program and Speaker Liason
Regional Vice President
GlobauxSource

 

Smriti Bhatt

Assistant Professor
Purdue University

Priyam Biswas

Intel

Chutima Boonthum

Professor, Computer Science
Hampton University

Jennifer Cheung

Research Scientist
NIWC Pacific

Meg Layton

CNH

Angel Liu

Director, Information Security
Confluent

Elena Peterson

Senior Cyber Security Researcher
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Elizabeth Rasnick

Assistant Professor
University of West Florida

Awalin Sopan

Principal Engineer
Workday

Bich Vu

Cyber Security Researcher
MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Program

Ridhima Agarwal

SOC Analyst
JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Saja Alqurashi

PhD Candidate
Colorado State University

Rutuben Ataliya

Security Engineer II
AWS Security

Deborah Barnes

Sr. security Engineer
Cradlepoint part of Ericsson

Basma Basem

Senior Security Program Manager
Microsoft

Shuvra Chakraborty

Assistant Professor of Instruction
Temple University

Christina Chapple

Information Security Analyst
Wells Fargo

Angela Clark

Senior Instructor, Chair Info Systems & Technology
University of South Alabama

Diara Dankert

Threat Researcher
ConnectWise

Mai Ensmann

Asst. Cyber Program Manager
Cyber Florida: The Florida Center for Cybersecurity

Bill Gardner

Associate Professor
Marshall University

Jessa Gegax

Information Security Testing Analyst
Surescripts LLC

Keerthi Sameera Immanni

Security Advisor Akamai Technologies, Inc.
Akamai Technologies Inc

Nicole King

DE&I Program Manager
SentinelOne

Cindy Kishoyian

Security Architect
Verizon

Danielle Kissel

MS
US Army

Tanvi Kolte

Manager, Information Security
LinkedIn

Chris Lemmon

Advanced Security Engineer Secure
Yeti

Jen Miller-Osborn

Sr. Principal Research Scientist
Netwitness

Omoshalewa Muhammed

IT Risk & Compliance Consultant
FORVIS

Prathibha Muraleedhara

Manager Security Architecture
Stanley Black & Decker

Laura Elena Navarro Cobos

Applications System Analyst
Town Of Paradise Valley

Laxima Niure Kandel

Tenure-track Assistant Professor
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Collins Okafor

Cybersecurity Consultant
EY

Kalyani Pawar

Application Security SME
Zipline

Ana Pease

Vice President of Talent Management & Operations
Fortinet Inc.

Trista Polaski

Solutions Engineer
CMU: Software Engineering Institute

Sneha Rangari

Sr. Cybersecurity Engineer
Visa Inc.

Katie Riesing

Senior Manager Vulnerability Risk
GSK

Stephanie Scheuermann

Manager, Data Protection Services
Ford Motor Company

Jillian Seabrook

Information System Security Manager
MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Amy Starzynski Coddens

Strategic Security Manager
Universities of Wisconsin Administration

Heather Stoner

BISO – State Government
Optum

Brittney Swearinger

Strategy & Planning Analyst
Cisco

Cindy Sutherland

Principal Cyber Data Scientist
Lockheed Martin

Safwa Taha

Junia Valente

Jaidie Vargas

Cyber Systems Security Engineering Manager, Latinas in Tech Chapter Leader
Lockheed Martin, Latinas in Tech

Scholarship

Janell Straach

Committee Chair
WiCyS Chair of the Board, Faculty
Rice University

Gretchen Bliss

Director of Cybersecurity Programs
University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Kristine Christensen

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

Ramona Codreanu

Security Systems Administrator
University of Michigan

Joe Eastman

Professor
Champlain College

Maria Fanelle

Cloud Engineer
MITRE

Marcie Friedman

Senior Info Sec Analyst
Norfolk Southern

Esther Goldstein

Senior Software Engineer
Data Security Salesforce

Deepti Gupta

Assistant Professor
Texas A&M University-Central Texas

Amy Justice

Sr. Manager, IT Risk & Compliance
Randstad North America

Rachael Klamo

Segment Information Security Officer
Optum

Pushpa Kumar

Professor of Instruction
University of Texas at Dallas

Aleise McGowan

Assistant Professor
University of Southern Mississippi

Angela Pena

Product Manager
Dell Technologies

Penelope Rozhkova

Pentester
Accenture

Samantha Shields

Red Team Operator
CISA

Angela Sims-Ceja

Water Technical Operations Superintendent
Aurora Water (City of Aurora)

Miranda Skar

Pentester
Aon/GDS

Shannon Strum

Security Engineer
Stripe

Mary Wallingsford

Associate Professor
Anne Arundel Community Coillege

Stella Whyte

Faculty
River State University

Career Fair

Pat McCain

Lead
Regional Vice President
Globaux Source

Tara Lewis

Career Coach
Collin College (Frisco)

Career Growth Hub Planning

Andrea Frost

Senior Software Security Engineer
Dell Technologies

Julia Costin

Associate Director, College of Business Partnerships
University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

TERRI JOHNSON-AKSE

Instructor of Cybersecurity Management
UCCS College of Business

Michelle Lindblom

 Security Awareness & Outreach
Moderna

 

Career Growth Hub Operations

Kimberly Bertschy

Director, Policy and Compliance
Northwest Arkansas Community College

Devi Bhattacharya

Threat Intelligence Analyst
University at Albany, State University of New York

Jason Craig

Director – Detection & Response
Remitly

Sharon Mireku

Executive Paralegal
Independent Contractor

Heather Ricciuto

Cloud Security Program Manager
IBM

Merle Rodriguez

Cyber Security Analyst
Digital Realty

Erica Smith

Principal Auditor
University of Tennessee


 

Operations & Logistics

Lynn Dohm

Lead
Executive Director
WiCyS

Peter Baldwin

vCFO
WiCyS

Tia DeBord

Registration Liaison
Globaux Source

Morgan Garland

Operations Manager
WiCyS

Colleen Huber

Marketing Coordinator
WiCyS

Kimberly Hutcherson

Meeting Space Coordinator
Globaux Source

Jaclyn Justice

Professional Affiliate Manager
WiCyS

Quiana Oates

Program Manager
WiCyS

Quintana Patterson

Cybersecurity and Technology Manager
WiCyS

Myriam Saint Jean

Financial Manager
WiCyS

Michele Tomasic

Deputy Director
WiCyS

Adaeze Udoh

Proram Coordinator
WiCyS

Poster

CHUTIMA BOONTHUM-DENECKE

Lead
Professor/Director of IAC
Hampton University

Smriti Bhatt

Co-Lead

Amani Altarawneh

Retail Store

Mary Jane Partain

Program Director
WiCyS

Reethee Ghafoor

Retail Store, WiCyS

Myriam Saint Jean

Financial Manager
WiCyS

Mia Partain

Retail Store, WiCyS

Social Media & PR

Aditi Chaudhry

Cybersecurity Engineer
Two Sigma

CHELSEA CONARD

Consultant for Strategy, Risk, and Compliance
Kudelski Security

MIDORI CONNOLLY

Customer Success Manager
Yubico

Abigail Phillips

Social Media Coordinator
Nelly Group

ALINA THAI

Threat Intelligence Analyst
Allstate

Volunteer

Cameron Mitchell

Lead
External Relations Manager
WiCyS

Brooke Beyer

Engineering Planner
Lockheed Martin – RMS

Jamie Glenn

Operations Coordinator
Software Engineering Institute | CERT

Tricia McMahon

National University