On April 4, 2017, Emily Reid, a cybersecurity professional who formerly served as Director of Education at Girls Who Code, delivered a CLTC Lunch Seminar entitled “The Cybersecurity Pipeline… Or How I Learned to Start Worrying and Love a Chicken and Egg Problem”. Her presentation focused on the gender gap in the tech industry, and provided an overview of the challenge as well as steps to improve the number of women working in cybersecurity and other tech fields. Slides from this presentation are available here.
Reid was most recently the Director of Education at Girls Who Code, ensuring that the GWC programs were unrivaled in delivering quality CS education. She holds a Masters Degree in in Computer Science from Columbia University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics with a minor in Computer Science from Tufts University. Before Columbia, Emily worked at the MITRE Corporation for four years as an engineer in the Cyber Security division, where she also built up internal STEM education outreach initiatives and developed coursework for internal and external use on MITRE’s security technology. Today, Emily is an independent consultant advising startups and working on projects advancing computer science education and artificial intelligence learning platforms. Emily is passionate about diversity in computer science and using technology to create a better world. She believes that education the key to solving both of these problems.
This event was part of the UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity’s Spring 2017 Lunch Seminar Series. More information can be found at https://cltc.berkeley.edu/cltc-spring-2017-seminar-series/.