The CybHER club was started Fall 2016. The club is focused on collegiate female students developing in these focus areas:


Fun and Community

Leading to support and encouragement


Professional and Personal Growth

Workshops, speakers, and learning opportunities


Outreach and service

Allowing students to serve and mentor others



Growing a network of professional contacts and support

2022 Club Meetings

Meetings will be held on Thursdays twice every month. Below are the meeting dates for the Fall semester.

Meeting Date/Time Activity Location
Thursday, September 8th @ 6 PM First Club Meeting, Introduction to CybHER EH100
Thursday, September 15th @ 6:30 PM Club Cookout! Contact Janessa:
Thursday, September 24th @ 10 AM Homecoming Parade Downtown Madison
Thursday, October 6th @ 6 PM TLC: Teamwork, Leadership, and Communication – The Most Powerful Tools in the Tech Industry EH100
Thursday, October 20th @ 6 PM Halloween Pumpkin Painting and Carving TBD

A Message from the President and the Vice President

We are passionate about computing and cybersecurity and are active within the campus and the Madison community. This year, we have a bunch of educational presentations, activities, and volunteering opportunities planned. Our goal is to create a community of students excited about learning and impacting others in a highly demanding field. We hope to accomplish our goal and thrive by carrying out the CybHER club’s mission: to empower, motivate, and educate collegiate women in computing and cybersecurity. CybHER is open to everyone. We hope to see you at our events!

Janessa + Kalani

Janessa Palmieri

Janessa is a senior studying Cyber Operations and plans to pursue her Master’s in Cyber Defense. Over the summer, she worked in Arlington, VA, for Peraton, a federal contractor supporting the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). When she’s not working on cool cyber stuff, she loves to travel, hike, and paddle board.

Kalani Mangin

Vice President

Kalani is a Computer Science and Accounting double major graduating in December of 2024 with an undergraduate certificate in Cybersecurity. She plans to pursue Certified Public Accountant status and bring her knowledge of Cybersecurity to every aspect of her career in the finance world. In her free time, she enjoys; weightlifting, swimming, hiking, hammocking, and reading.