Class of 2023
Information Technology with a specialization in Cybersecurity
Member of the Marymount Women’s Lacrosse Team
Why did you decide to come to Marymount?
I thought the location was perfect, with the University being in the DC area and near the Pentagon. I want to work in the government, so that was game over when it came to my decision! I was also able to join the lacrosse team too, so that was a plus as well.
What got you interested in Cybersecurity?
I really like to see the end goal of my actions. I like to be able to be in control and see what I’m capable of. So working with a computer and telling it what to do makes me think, ‘wow, I actually accomplished something.’ While it’s hard and rigorous work, you’re able to see what you’ve done at the end and that’s what matters to me.
What courses have you been taking in your major?
Right now, I’m in Advanced Python. Last year, I took Intro to Python and HTML, and learned how to create my own websites. I’ve taken IT in the Global Age, which has given me an overview of all technical backgrounds, the insides of a computer and how everything works and functions.
As a female student in a STEM-related field, how important is it to see role models?
Normally when you think of STEM topics and majors, you don’t think of women. That’s something that I want to change. Anybody can do anything – there’s no man job, there’s no woman job.
How has returning to play this year been like for you as a member of the Women’s Lacrosse team?
It’s so much fun! It’s definitely weird with the masks and not being able to see our teammates’ full faces, and you still have to respect distances. But as long as we’re playing, I’m just glad we can be back out here.
What other extracurricular activities are you involved in?
I’m a Senator for the SGA, I’m on the Inclusion & Transparency Committee, I’m on the Board for Diversity & Inclusion and I’m in the Black Student Union.
What are going to be your fondest memories of Marymount?
The support is endless. My teammates, my roommates, other teams as well – everyone’s just a big family. After I graduate, I’m just going to miss everything. I’ve definitely made friends while at Marymount that I’ll have for the rest of my life.