The Women in Cybersecurity Student Chapter aims to help bridge the gender gap that exists in the cybersecurity industry. With only 11% of women in cybersecurity and an estimated shortage of 2 million cybersecurity professionals in 2019, it's a great time to dive into this fast growing profession
Club Officers Fall 2021
Hi, my name is Tria Correll, and I was born and raised in Jakarta, Indonesia. I enjoy being involved in WCC campus activities especially with the Cyber Center. Last semester, I was the treasurer for the Cybersecurity Club as well as a recipient of a Robert Weiner Cyber Scholars scholarship. This semester, I am the President of the Women in Cybersecurity (WiCyS) student’s chapter. I also provide tutoring services for students five days a week as part of the Cyber Center's tutorial program. Previously, I received an associate degree in medical office administration, as well as obtained a bookkeeping certification. I enjoy studying cybersecurity because I want to learn how to protect myself and others from cyber criminals. My goals are to graduate with a 4.0 GPA, get my IT certifications, pursue a bachelor’s degree, and ultimately get a job in the field of cybersecurity. I love to travel and can see myself in the future being able to work remotely, which would allow me to follow my passion for adventure.
My name is Elizabeth Taylor born in Jamaica and a single mom of a college son. I am currently doing an A.A.S in Cybersecurity. I joined the WiCyS Club (Women in Cybersecurity) in Fall 2020 where I was the Vice President. I am currently the Vice-President in Spring 2021. In this time of our lives where the county is in a pandemic, we all realize that technology is the way to go. As I am more pulled into the field especially how I can protect myself from cyber-attacks, I can’t help wanting to learn more. This Spring semester I am volunteering in WCC Cyber center tutoring, and I am also in a WCC helpdesk that is a newly created program. WiCys Club has shown me that women are stronger than others may think. We should always lift our heads high, believe in ourselves, focus on our goals, keep on dreaming, and never believe that we are inferior to the opposite sex.
My name is Riya KC. I’m a sophomore right now doing an A.A.S in Cybersecurity. I as of late joined the WiCyS Club (Women in Cybersecurity) where I’m presently a secretary. After WCC I anticipate getting my bachelors in Cybersecurity. I like working with computers and discovering better approaches to shield myself from cyber-attacks. I think Cybersecurity field fits me impeccably and being a piece of this club is giving me more opportunities and meeting more individuals with comparable interest as mine.
Professor John Watkins is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Information Technologies at WCC where he is the Curriculum Chair for the Cybersecurity program. He teaches courses in security, forensics and ethical hacking. He has created numerous programs for students and workshops with the goal of increasing the competitive advantage for students going into the workforce. During teaching, Watkins brings this hands on experience to the classroom setting, giving students a valuable window into the professional world of IT security.
My name is Laura Silva. I graduated from WCC in 2018 with an AAS in Cybersecurity and from CUNY Baruch College in 2020 with a BBA in CIS. I am currently a technical assistant at the WCC Center for Cyber aswell as an advisor for the WCC WiCys Chapter. I enjoy assisting students with their class work and academic decisions. As a long-term goal, I would like to continue spreading cybersecurity awareness by teaching at an institution.
My name is Jelena Filipovic (former Mitic), and I am originally from Serbia. I have been the President of Women in Cybersecurity SUNY Westchester Student Chapter for the past two semesters. I have been involved in the club since I began college in 2019, when I was elected an interim President, and concurrently a President. I currently hold a Professional Bookkeeping Certificate and A.A.S. in Cybersecurity, and I am getting my A.A.S. in Computer Information Systems in May of 2021, after which I am transferring to PACE University to obtain my Bachelor’s in Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. Being involved in Cybersecurity has always been my dream, and I am on my way of making that dream a reality. As a Valedictorian of Class of 2021, Robert Weiner Cyber Scholar Scholarship recipient, State Diversity Scholarship recipient, Graduating Scholarship Award (John W. Kley Valedictorian Award) winner, and a Full Tuition Scholarship at PACE University recipient, I can say that I am very proud of what I have accomplished in such a short period of time. Being a part of such an amazing organization, and amazing group of advisors have been a life changing experience for me. Working with all my officers has shown me what a team work truly is, and I am proud of each and every one of them. As an adult student it has not been easy, but determination is the key.