Undergraduate institutions and degrees
Towson University- Bachelor of Science in Sociology, Anthropology with the Concentration of Criminal Justice

Graduate institutions and degrees
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law – Master of Science in Cybersecurity Law

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

Area of Focus
Cybersecurity Law

Employer
District Department of Transportation

Job title
Program Analyst

What was the topic of your capstone project? Why did you choose that topic? What did you learn?
My Capstone paper “Data and Cybersecurity Policy & Protections in The District of Columbia Government Needs More Work.” As technology and usage evolve, the traditional practices and policies in place must be evaluated further. The focus of my paper explored the current legislation in D.C. regarding the data privacy policy. My research studied the history of the District of Columbia data policy and examined the actions D.C. Government has taken to protect consumers, employee accountability and indicated where more needs to be done.

Finish this sentence: I could not have gotten through the MSL program without…
Will power, determination, and the Amazing Writing Fellows! Thank you so much for the brainstorming sessions. As a new member in the cybersecurity industry, taking the initiative to attend seminars and network was critical. Understanding directly from experts in the field was essential to understand new trends and discoveries. I am passionate and eager to see the future of cybersecurity policies and where this degree will take me.

Who was your favorite professor and why?
My first-semester in U. S. Law and the Legal System was exceptional. Professor Yelin set the momentum for the program and critically challenged every paper and discussion post providing feedback throughout the course. I was even commended on my excellence for a midterm. The recognition was the push I needed, and I am forever grateful!

Watching Professor Rauscheckes’s MSL Cybersecurity webinar, introducing the MSL program, influenced my application. Fast-forward to brainstorming Capstone, and paper ideas to the sincere support during the COVID 19 pandemic. Undeniable support and patience!

What was your favorite class and why?
All the professors in the MSL program were phenomenal! I am grateful the faculty took the time to provide hands-on expertise. I have been challenged and learned an abundance!

Dispute Resolution & Negotiation with Professor John Greer Esq. was one of my favorites! Getting to the Yes, is forever embedded in my career. In negotiating conflicts working through dispute resolution and negotiation options is critical. Having a clear understanding of the nature of the disputes and how to approach resolving the issue is also essential—BATNA, staying calm, and using active listening skills.