Tech Unheard is dedicated to providing practical, user-friendly privacy advice to empower users to protect themselves (and their loved ones) online.
Between social media, smart home devices, and the internet as a whole, it can be challenging to understand the privacy risks each technology presents. Tech Unheard aims to provide general privacy best practices that are easy to understand as well as tailored privacy advice for individuals and families.
I’m a Privacy Engineer at Amazon working on the interdisciplinary challenges of user privacy in a connected world. I’m also an advocate for privacy education and fairness in technology. Before Amazon, I was a privacy engineer at Google and Robinhood where I specialized in machine learning privacy, anonymization, and product inclusion privacy. Previously, I worked in various areas of cybersecurity and privacy at Lockheed Martin, Cisco, CNN, and Boeing.
I hold a Master of Science in Cybersecurity Law from the University of Maryland. My studies focused on privacy, particularly children’s privacy law, and national security.
In 2019, I earned a Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity from Kennesaw State University and became the first woman and first African American to receive this degree in Georgia. Before that, I studied Computer Science at Howard University.
You can find more information about my experience on LinkedIn.
- Spoke to Girls Who Code and the Computer Engineering Apprentices organizations about navigating the tech industry. January 29, 2021.
- Received Kennesaw State University’s Outstanding Student in Cybersecurity Award. January 7, 2021.
- Presented my research on the security and privacy needs of activists (with Blase Ur and Marshini Chetty) at the Women in Cybersecurity Conference. March 13, 2020.
- Led a cryptography workshop for high school students through Her Spark. July 31, 2019.
- Graduation featured by Melanin in Stem. July 25, 2019.
- My research was highlighted by Kennesaw State University’s Cole College of Business. May 21, 2019.
- Presented my undergraduate research on incident response times with Dr. Humayun Zafar at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research. April 13, 2019.