Michelle Aninye — I’m a Privacy Engineer at Robinhood 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 Robinhood, I was a privacy engineer at Google 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.
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 for two years. Currently, I’m working on a Master’s in Cybersecurity Law at the University of Maryland.