Christina Morillo

Christina Morillo

Vice President of Technology and Information Risk


Morgan Stanley

New York, NY USA


Bring yourself to the table, because you have a unique perspective and you can solve different problems with that perspective.

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Milestones

Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
At the age of ten, she visited a friend who owned an Apple computer and a dot matrix printer.
Her own family couldn’t afford their own computer, so she was transfixed; she didn’t want to play outside, she just wanted to print banners.
When she was in high school, she started doing information technology (IT) support work and troubleshooting; her natural curiosity meant that she learned scripts quickly.
In college, she decided to completely immerse herself in the field, simultaneously taking a network administration program, earning Microsoft certifications, and doing IT work full-time.
Says once her door into tech had been opened, it was simply a matter of navigating the path she wanted to take.
Along that path, an opportunity in cybersecurity arose; at the time, the field wasn’t as popular as it is now.
However, she brought a willingness to learn new things and a fresh perspective to the role, which is why she thinks she was chosen for the job.
To encourage more perspectives like hers in the tech world, she co-founded WOC in Tech Chat, a supportive community for women of color working in technology.
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Education

Education

highschool
High School
undergrad
Bachelor
Information Technology
American InterContinental University-Online
Career

Career

Vice President of Technology and Information Risk

I am an IT Security Professional with expertise building Identity and Access Management platforms.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Business
Business
Technology
Technology
Learning / Being Challenged
Learning / Being Challenged

Day to Day

I develop and implement strategies focusing on the entitlement life-cycle and management of unstructured data across the firm. I also partner with business and technology stakeholders to provide technology solutions (tactical and strategic) to better enable the firm to meet business objectives. I manage the development and deployment of the first global windows file-share entitlement review. I present strategy, challenges, and processes to senior management and risk officers.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

A lot of this work is centered around proving that you can do it effectively. Always be practicing your skills and learning new ones to give you an edge. There is no such thing as balance in this career, you have to learn to prioritize instead. Be willing to make sacrifices.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

My favorite quote is, "Don't compare your beginning to someone else's middle." Always bring yourself to the table. You are unique and bring a new perspective to any problem, that is always valuable.

Hurdles

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"Why is she here? She probably doesn't know anything. "

Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation Immigrant
Discrimination
Financial