2. How do you have fun during your free time these days?
I’ve used downtime during the pandemic to learn a variety of new skills. Some of the latest things I have picked up range from how to cut my own hair, to playing guitar, to other skills such as network penetration testing. I have, fortunately, been able to stick with my goal of working out at home 6 days a week.
3. What were you doing before working at Nortec?
I am currently in my junior year at George Mason University, majoring in cybersecurity engineering. Before coming to Nortec, I focused on school and worked for George Mason’s IT support center. As things began to transition into an online environment and the spring academic semester ended, I found more free time available for myself that I hoped to spend more productively, leading me to explore experiences at Nortec.
4. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Looking ahead, in 5 years I expect to have graduated. I would like to be seen as someone with deep expertise in the IT and cybersecurity fields, gained from all my opportunities and experiences. I hope to explore cyber positions in the Northern Virginia region. One of the sectors that especially interests me is offensive security, with positions such as penetration testing as well as security engineering.