CybHER Outreach Team

Meet the awesome people behind our outreach activities.

Kanthi Narukonda

Kanthi Narukonda

Chief of Operations

I joined CybHER because I believe in its mission. Young girls need encouragement and motivation to pursue cybersecurity and outreach activities 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.

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.

Abigail Witt

Abigail Witt

CybHER Leader

I joined CybHER to encourage young girls to explore other opportunities they might not have thought of. Cyber and Computer Sciences is a male-dominant field and I want to help CybHER’s mission of merging the gap by educating young girls about cybersecurity.

Annabelle Klosterman

Annabelle Klosterman

CybHER Leader

With the increasing demand of cybersecurity, the importance of awareness and education increases. I joined CybHER to impact others, help fix the rapidly increasing demand, and change the way people view and handle security, for their protection and safety, and the benefit of everyone.

Briannah McDaniel

Briannah McDaniel

CybHER Leader

I joined CybHER because I have a strong interest in Cyber Security and I want to inspire females to go into Cyber Security. I want to break the stigma that the job is not just for males but for females. I believe that females can make a significant impact in the cyber world.

Kinsey Pickering

Kinsey Pickering

CybHER Leader

I joined CybHER because when I heard about their outreach to young girls I knew that this was something that I would have enjoyed having when I was in school. I’m really passionate about giving opportunities to students who might not have this type of information and equipment at their disposal.

Lydia Rossetti

Lydia Rossetti

CybHER Leader

I joined CybHER as I am motivated to help anyone join the field of cybersecurity. I want to show people that they too can achieve their dreams! I feel inspired after having attended CybHER’s outreach events and I hope, through CybHER, to encourage and help people find their place in the field.

Mary Simmons

Mary Simmons

CybHER Leader

I joined CybHER because I am passionate about encouraging and empowering young women to find careers in cyber-related fields. There were limited opportunities available for girls in my area to join something like CybHER when I was growing up.

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.

Wael Delessa

Wael Delessa

CybHER Leader

I am excited to be part of CybHER because it reminds me of my younger cousin. I am from Ethiopia, where the accessibility of advanced computers and cybersecurity knowledge is limited. However, despite being in a place where higher tech was capped at Microsoft Office, my cousin was committed enough to teach herself as much as she can about programming, hacking, and the science of computers in general. In fact, she was the person that got me into the binary universe. Due to her influence, I wanted to do my part in providing opportunities for young women like my cousin. There isn’t a better way than joining CybHER, whose mission is to encourage young women to develop an interest in technology.

Caitlyn Palmquist

Caitlyn Palmquist

Graphic Designer

I joined CybHER to make connections with the community and surrounding communities.Going to Outreach events and empowering young women to follow their dreams is an important goal that I am happy to attribute too. I was excited to join and create designs for CybHER as they are an organization that I feel strongly about. Women breaking the mold by entering jobs mainly dominated by men are the future.

Emma Hagel

Emma Hagel

Social Media Coordinator

I first heard about CybHER from my childhood best friend, Abby. She started working with CybHER a few years ago and would always tell me how amazing and empowering just being on the team was. I followed CybHER for a while and I loved everything they were doing. I felt informed and inspired by the outreach. It just seemed like a wonderful place with great people and a phenomenal purpose. When I found out that I could work here, I jumped at the opportunity. I love my job and everything that comes with it.

Jeslyn Guo

Jeslyn Guo

Intern - Content Writer

I joined CybHER because I am passionate about educating our generation of young women in cybersecurity and computer science. I love working with the CybHER team to empower students around me and show them that they can make a difference.