Education

Doctorate of Philosophy, Information Science

University of Washington Seattle, WA

Area of study within Information Science was Information Assurance and Cyber Security

  • Dissertation titled: “Exploring the Role of Trait Affect on the Information Security Behavior of Home Users”
  • Lead author on a workshop paper exploring the role of risk tolerance in various domains on information security behavior
  • Lead author on a white paper exploring the need for governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) frameworks in China

 

Master of Science in Information Science

University of Washington Seattle, WA

Studied research methodologies, information behavior theories, models, and frameworks, and the information security practices of home users.
 

Certificate in Information Assurance and Cyber Security

CIAC (UW) Seattle, WA

Studied organizational information assurance; risk assessment, management, and decision making; cyber defense strategies; response to system compromise, and legal and regulatory compromise.

  • Developed a mathematical model to predict future indirect costs associated with increased churn rates due to security breaches

 

Master of Public Administration

University of Washington Seattle, WA

Concentrations in social and education policy as well as non-profits

Conducted a large-scale employee survey using both qualitative and quantitative methodologies

  • Public Administration Honor Society

 

Master of Arts, Political Science

Western Washington University Bellingham, WA

Focus on Public Policy and American Government

  • President’s List
  • Political Science Honor Society

 

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science

Western Washington University Bellingham, WA

Focus on Public Policy and American Government

  • President’s List
  • Political Science Honor Society
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