Jeffrie Robinson was born and raised in Chicago, and now resides in Nashville, Tennessee. He has several years of experience in the food service and manufacturing industries, both of which, he believes, need stronger cybersecurity. As a student of the NextCISO program, he is looking to gain a better understanding of risk and how it impacts various industries. He hopes to help companies like the ones he’s worked at protect themselves by designing security solutions for them.
Influenced by his mother’s career in the information security field, Jeffrie plans to also obtain his associate degree in CIT with a focus in cyber defense. Jeffrie’s current interests include math challenges, robotics, Japanese anime, and volunteering for social causes.
Chelsea Mcanulty is a native of Sacramento, California where she gained experience in customer service, hospitality, and sales. After having a child and being a stay-at-home mom for 4 years, she missed the business world but decided to pursue a different career path – one where she could gain new skills and build on them. Armed with her infectious enthusiasm and passion for learning new things, Chelsea joined the technology world. Presently, she works as an executive administrator and HR coordinator for a technology-oriented non-profit. She says, “I feel that this is where I belong! Now my main goal is to better understand the cyber world.” And that is exactly what she is doing. She now holds certificates in Google Cloud and Google Workspace (G SUITE) and is working toward others.
Cody has a degree in early childhood education but, after a stint in the Army where he trained and served as an intelligence analyst, his career path took a different route. As a civilian, he gravitated to private security roles which led him to a position as a Dual Rate Dispatcher for a casino enterprise. There he monitors several departments, ready for any emergency that might arise. He interacts regularly with sheriffs’ departments and the Secret Service and is trained in CCTV, other surveillance equipment, and CIP reporting. He is also certified in Google Workspace. The experience has increased his interest in cybersecurity.
Cody is a father of two and describes himself as a history buff. He enjoys archery and dappling as an armorer and bladesmith.
Steve Dorelien is a proud native of Rockland County, New York, and a graduate of Albany State University where he majored in Information Science. He has experience working in the political, sales, and technology industries. He is currently an IT professional in the retail department of a multinational technology company where he interacts with customers, sharing best practices, remediating device issues, and facilitating repairs if necessary.
Steve is currently on track to receive his Cybersecurity Analyst Certification from IBM and his Blue Team Level 1 certification. Steve says, “My plan is to keep on building my cyber knowledge and skills by immersing myself in the NextCISO program and the cybersecurity world.”
Estela Delgado has over 12 years of experience in Information Technology. She has expertise in network security, network infrastructure, technical assessments, and project management. She is a Chapter Lead for Southern California’s Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu (WSC). Estela holds a Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications Technology from Mt. Sierra College and is trained as a CCNA (Certified Cisco Network Administrator). She currently works as a network consultant.
In her spare time, Estela enjoys teaching students from socioeconomically disadvantaged communities, introducing them to the world of technology. She has worked in the CyberPatriot program teaching cybersecurity fundamentals to middle and high school students. Pleased to be part of the NextCISO program, Estela notes, “Finding this program was like finding a soulmate. It makes perfect sense for me. I look forward to the day that I can make a difference leading the cybersecurity efforts of a growing business – and maybe even pioneering new methods!”
Eva Baaza hails from Uganda where she worked in project management and as an instructional designer for IT curriculum. After relocating to Los Angeles, Eva earned her MBA from Azusa Pacific University. While there as a student, Eva worked as executive administrator and writing coach. After graduation, she worked as a business development administrator for DreamOut People’s Project.
Eva is an active member of the community volunteering for Protecting Our Precious Curious Kids On Line!, Los Angeles Unified School District, and the Paris & Paris Law Firm. She has earned her AWS Partner: Accreditation (Technical) Certificate and is a Certified Network Security Specialist LV1 from the International CyberSecurity Institute. Eva says, ”I find security and the cloud very intriguing and love the challenges that both bring with them in the modern era.”