CybHER Team

Meet the awesome people behind our outreach activities.

Kanthi Narukonda

Kanthi Narukonda

Director

I joined CybHER because I believe in its mission. Young girls need encouragement and motivation to pursue cybersecurity and outreach activities help accomplish this mission. If I can provide motivation and encouragement to at least one student and they pursue cybersecurity, I will have achieved CybHER’s mission. 

Katie Shuck

Katie Shuck

Chief of Strategy

I joined CybHER so that young girls can learn and get excited about all the different opportunities in cybersecurity and know that cybersecurity needs people from all backgrounds.

Abel Degu

Abel Degu

CybHER Leader

I joined CybHER driven by a passion to empower and inspire. With a mission to revolutionize how we perceive women in cybersecurity, CybHER is my platform to make a difference. By helping girls discover their potential and shaping a secure digital future, we’re rewriting the rules together. Let’s break barriers and create a world where girls thrive in cybersecurity.

Abigail Bushee

Abigail Bushee

CybHER Leader

I joined CybHER because when I was in middle school, I went to some of their camps, and it helped show me and other young girls some of the job opportunities most people don’t even think about. I joined to help show that there are more jobs in STEM than just the common programmer or engineer.

Bella Maxwell

Bella Maxwell

CybHER Leader

I joined CybHER because I wanted to be a part of an organization that is geared towards helping recruit young girls to feel encouraged to join the cyber world. It is a vital part of our world and is even more important that we have women in this field. CybHER is an amazing group that does outstanding outreach to every part of South Dakota and helps kids to feel comfortable and even confident that they can succeed in the technology industry. 

Joëlle Malacko

Joëlle Malacko

CybHER Leader

I took the opportunity at CybHER to show that cybersecurity is not a male or female role but rather a mindset. Inspiring others to pursue the field despite the outrageously geeky stereotype motivates me to accomplish more.

Mikaila Fluth

Mikaila Fluth

CybHER Leader

When I was in middle school, I attended the CybHER camp, and it helped me find my love for I.T. So, I joined CybHER to help young girls find their passion in STEM just as I did. 

Naol Bullo

Naol Bullo

CybHER Leader

I joined CybHER because of my desire to help others. CybHER’s mission is to empower, motivate, educate, and change the perception of girls and women in cybersecurity, and CybHER is devoted to helping girls to engage in the Cybersecurity industry. So, when the chance to join CybHER came, for me, it was a chance I didn’t want to miss. I want to help girls by committing myself to CybHER’s mission.

Paige Phinney

Paige Phinney

CybHER Leader

I joined CybHER because I’m passionate about empowering women and young girls to pursue careers in cybersecurity. Believing in the importance of diversity in this field, I’m committed to bridging the gender gap and ensuring that women and young girls have equal opportunities to thrive in cybersecurity.

Wael Delessa

Wael Delessa

CybHER Leader

I joined CybHER because I believe in its mission of encouraging young women to pursue technology. Despite limited access to advanced computers and cybersecurity knowledge in some parts of the world, many girls are passionate about programming and the science of computers. By being part of CybHER, I hope to help more young women discover their potential in this field and inspire future generations of women in tech.