is a senior cybersecurity
major from Nagoya, Japan.
This summer, Kinder (alongside fellow senior Meg Winslow) created a poster that won the Best Undergrad Research Poster award at the Women in Cybersecurity 2021 Symposium.
What made you choose Cybersecurity?
My interest in cybersecurity started when I was a student at Gateway Community and Technical College in 2018. Professor Deep invited me to join the school's Cyber Defense, and while I knew nothing about cybersecurity, I was instantly hooked by the thrill of working with gamified/simulated cybersecurity problems. The same professor told me that NKU would be launching a brand-new Bachelor of Science degree in Cybersecurity in 2020, so I have been determined to pursue that degree since.
What is the biggest highlight(s) of your career at NKU?
Both Meg and I were members of Women in Cybersecurity (WiCyS) National, but did not work closely until Dr. Ankur encouraged us to establish a WicyS chapter at NKU. Ever since, we have been able to connect students with various workshops, resources, scholarship opportunities and more. In addition, I joined the NKU Cyber Defense team (NKCyber) where I serve as the captain for the Capture the Flag division, and I was able to get my current internship at Kroger through the connections I made from the club.