Keya was a public school teacher who stood out of the crowd. She loves problem solving and challenging environments. Keya was also a filmmaker and web designer. She’s currently a detection security engineer who get knee deep in malware on a daily basis.
Knew she didn’t want to be a teacher her whole life
Was the only one in the rational thinking group at her school.
Enjoys rational thinking and the problem solving process.
Prototyped a mock medical device with a Raspberry Pi and won a national competition!
“Easy to get in to what you’re comfortable with… and I didn’t want to have a job like that.”
“It was something that I enjoyed but I definitely feel more at home with the cohort that I work with currently and with what I do.”
“… for me it was an amazing process because I hadn’t ever SSH’d into a device and I had to figure out how to get like ports scan.”
“I read so much documentation on all the little things that we connected to it. I watched a bunch of YouTube videos I looked at a lot of GitHub accounts trying to figure out like I’ve got to make this move.” [14:24]
“It was incredibly challenging. A lot of times I was trying to figure out… where sometimes the information that you get from the client is essentially just a hint of what’s going on in the network.” [17:07]
” You just have to be creative and keep going at it until you can do what needs to be done.” [18:08]
“Yeah. It’s amazing, and especially coming from public school teaching where I had seen almost physical fights altercations happen over like reams of paper because there’s just not that much allocated towards schools to where snacks are brought in. Like it’s a very different environment…” [21:22]
“You did great on the test, but I want to watch you take the test.” [23:06]
Keya Online: https://twitter.com/keya_lea
NSF Project: https://nsf2015.fosslounge.org/
Intro Music: Cascadia by Trash80 – https://trash80.com/#/content/133/weeklybeats-2012-week5 (Released under Creative Commons)
Outro: Cosmetic Cosmos by Verified Picasso https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqDmyXPJdrZjwUdWLyhyQRA
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