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Graduate institutions and degrees
UMBC – Master of Science in Law

Hometown – City, State, and Country (if not the U.S.)
Maryland

Area of Focus
Cybersecurity Law

Employer
Navy Federal Credit Union

Job title
Senior Business Systems Analyst

What was the topic of your capstone project? Why did you choose that topic? What did you learn?
Data Security & U.S. Privacy Law: The Legal and Regulatory Challenges for Corporate Organizations and Private Citizens, Law & Policy Recommendations. I choose the topic due to the current data privacy challenges facing corporate organizations and individuals. I learned about the current privacy laws and the new/proposed privacy laws and regulations.

Finish this sentence: I could not have gotten through the MSL program without…
The assistance and cooperation of my wife and children.

Who are your mentors? How have they impacted your journey?
Professor Markus Rauschecker, Professor Ellen Cornelius, Professor Susan Herrick, Professor McWeeney, Professor Geer, Professor Vesely, and Professor Yelin. They all contributed to my success in the program through great course materials and effective presentations.

Who was your favorite professor and why?
Professor McWeeney is my favorite professor. She brings a lot of energy to the classroom and was very engaging throughout the course.

What was your favorite class and why?
Law and Policy of Cybersecurity. This course enhances my curiosity of cybercrime and cyber-related activities. It helps me to understand what I know I know and what I know I don’t know. I was able to align both after class. Thanks to Professor Markus.

How will you use what you learned in the MSL program?
I have started using what I learned already, both professionally and personally. I am currently reviewing the Escheatment Laws of 50 states and 4 U.S. territories for the Unclaimed Management unit of my organization.

Write a message.
To my wife, sons, and mentors. Thank you for your endurance and perseverance. I couldn’t have done it without your help and encouragement. You are very special to me and I love you all.