I entered the Navy at age 18 as a cryptologic technician. I was often one of a few women among hundreds of men—but I didn’t let that impact my outlook and focus.
It helped me to be confident in who and what I am. There’s a lot in life that you can’t control, but the two things you can control are your effort and your attitude.
Now a vice president, I use my decades of intelligence, defense, and combatant command experience to help the Department of Homeland Security tackle its most complex issues. I work to lift others up, as well. As part of the firm’s Veterans’ Agenda and Executive Sponsor of the Military Spouses’ Forum, I help promote the hiring and support of veterans and military spouses.
Our ability to connect with others is what sustains us. It’s great to be able to give back.