Turning Cybersecurity Awareness into a Cybersecurity Career
Immediately after I successfully defended my dissertation for my Ph.D. in educational technology, I began to think about all the benefits that came along with that achievement. Aside from being regarded as an expert in my field, I relished the fact that my Ph.D. had earned me the right to be addressed as “Dr. Pruitt-Mentle”—or better, Dr. “Mental”—and to select "Dr." from drop-down menus when registering for conferences.
That said, I didn’t spend much time resting on my laurels as I was back at work the following day hosting a “Cool Careers in Cybersecurity for Girls” conference for 150 young cyberwarriors-to-be.
And I loved every minute of it.