My road in life took a while to figure out.
I decided early that computers were an area of interest. Develop an interest in life and pursue it.
I accepted an internship at a then Fortune 500 company - IBM Incorporated
I was offered a permanent job after graduation, working there for 2 years after.
Opportunity to dive deeper into computers presented itself with an offer to join another company.
NETWORKING!! After 5 years a former co-worker presented an opportunity to me at a networking event.
WORK ETHIC. An excellent worker, he called me. My former manager invited me to join his team.
Many reorganizations, managers, project meetings, educational events, co-workers and building moves.
Twenty years later, I am still working at Capital One.


Manager, Info Security Technical

I help manage and administer access security for several platforms and applications.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Building Things

Day to Day

A great day at work is a day that all request from the team's mailbox has been acted upon and all of our customers are satisfied and working properly. This day includes multiple conference calls or live meeting calls. It may also include interruptions via Instant Message (IM) from customers to assist with issues or to respond to questions that they may have. It may require lots of interaction with customer and project teams one day and very little interaction with them the next.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for middle school students

Develop an interest early if you think it is the path you want to pursue. From that time, build on your knowledge and skill with every opportunity that presents itself to further your education or awareness in the subject matter.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:


The Noise I Shed

From Peers:

"Information Security was a man's world at the time I entered, defying multiple odds. Being an African American Woman in this arena presented its own challenges early on."

Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation College Student