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WISP in Conversations: Early Career Considerations

Thursday, April 29, 2021 Time: 7:00pm ET


Eastern Time

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  • Juliette Stancil Intuit, Sr. Privacy Counsel, WISP Pipeline Lead
  • Eman Abdel-Muhdi Abu Ishgair Purdue graduate student (ECE)
  • Yansi Keim Purdue graduate student (Cyber Forensics)
  • Kaitlyn Knabe Purdue undergraduate (Cybersecurity)
WISP Women in Security and Privacy

You're invited to join us for an engaging and interactive discussion about the career possibilities as a privacy and security professional. We'll discuss transitioning to your professional career in privacy and security, and what skills are helpful to succeed. This panel features two Purdue university students and a mid-career professional Women in Security and Privacy ("WISP") member.

WELCOME: Kenesa Ahmad, Aleada Consulting partner and co-founder, WISP co-founder and board member
MODERATOR: Santiago Torres Arias, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University
FORMAT: Panel discussion; Q/A
DURATION: 45 mins, 15 mins Q&A


  • Tell us a little about your education and career trajectory and what you do now.
  • Tell us why you chose a career in the privacy or security space?
  • What skills are helpful for people considering careers in business/consulting/government/advocacy, etc.?
  • What advice would you have for someone pursuing this career path?
  • How do you find it navigating professional areas that are predominantly male, such as cybersecurity?
  • What advice would you offer to other women considering a career in privacy or cybersecurity?

Additional information can be found at:

WISP: https://www.wisporg.com/
Purdue WiCyS Chapter: https://wicyspurdue.wordpress.com/

Speakers / Panelists

Eman Abdel-Muhdi Abu Ishgair
Purdue graduate student (ECE)

Yansi Keim
Purdue Graduate Student (Cyber Forensics)

Kaitlyn Knabe
Purdue undergraduate (Cybersecurity)

Juliette Stancil
Intuit, Sr. Privacy Counsel, WISP Pipeline Lead

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