This blog was created with the intent of sharing my experience as a queer professional working in Corporate America while juggling the demands of being a first-gen grad student. I plan to cover several topics spanning from social issues and disparities within the African American community in addition to wiki-hows for developers and security professionals.
Fortunately, I was exposed to the tech industry at a young age. At the age of 16, I took computer science courses in high school that enabled me to write small tools and make simple videogames. I've always had a passion for building things and inventing new products. However, it was not until I reached my sophomore year at Texas Southern University that I realized I wanted to dive deeper into the security space. Between my sophomore and senior years in college, I've obtained several internships as well as part-time positions ranging from being a desktop support engineer, a DevSecOps engineer, an IT specialist, and a research assistant.
Currently, I work as a Sr. DevSecOps Engineer for a Fortune 500 company while pursuing a Master of Science in Cybersecurity Technology from the University of Maryland Global Campus. Currently, I hold an AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner, an AWS Solutions Architect - Associate, and an AWS Certified Developer - Associate. For professional development, I am heavily involved in organizations such as Blacks In Cybersecurity, NSBE, OWASP, and several other security/tech-related organizations.
I aspire to become a DevSecOps Architect and teach college courses for individuals like myself who enjoy coding and secure environments simultaneously. As I continue down this path, I will use this blog to document and share my achievements and setbacks.
During my spare time, I like to hang out with friends, attending car meets, playing videogames, and experimenting with the latest open source security technologies.
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