I’m an information security analyst in beautiful San Francisco. My key professional interests are in forensics and incident response. Technically, I am interested in Linux host security, network security, and wireless networks. Outside of security, I am interested in web applications, network engineering, and human factors in systems design.
My personal interests include photography (especially architectural), music of most genres, humanism and secular ethics, and philosophy in general. I spend what free time I have on advocacy for gender and sexual minority (GSM) issues, ethical and environmentally responsible electronic waste disposal, and improved career-oriented STEM education at the K-12 level, particularly for women and other underrepresented groups.
I recently graduated with my BS Information Technology from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. While a student at NMT, I was a member of the CyberCorps Scholarship for Service program, studying information assurance for application to national security. I worked for the university as a system administrator, interned at Los Alamos National Laboratories and GE Intelligent Platforms, and worked on projects such as the New Mexico Exoplanet Spectroscopic Survey Instrument (NESSI) and and the New Mexico Supercomputing Challenge.
I lived my entire life in Portland, Oregon up until attending New Mexico Tech. I graduated from Grover Cleveland High School as the Outstanding Business Student in 2010. While in high school I was heavily involved in the Future Business Leaders of America (I am a two-time national skills competition champion) and the FIRST Robotics Competition (Team 1432). While in Portland I worked or volunteered with the Democratic Party of Oregon and Free Geek.