Where did you attend college? Alabama A&M University- Degree in Computer and Information Sciences
Do you have any certifications? CISSP, CEH, CISM, ITIL Foundations, SEC +
What kind of work do you do? Currently a Information Technology Cybersecurity Analyst
How long have you been in technology field? 35+ years of experience in this field
When asked about her what made her interested in technology: Claudia said that she has always liked math, numbers, and puzzles. She didn’t know what Computer Science was when she was younger but knew that she had an interest in technology.
When asked what her next achievement was: Ms. Williams enthusiastically replied: The ultimate goal is to retire!!!
When asked about What brought Claudia to BDPA? She replied that being involved with BDPA would allow her to reach African American females and help bring them the exposure needed to women and people that looked like her working in STEM related fields.
What is some advice that you would give to younger people interested in STEM? I would advise them to take advantage of ALL opportunities to train, intern, and network. TAKE EVERY CHANCE YOU GET TO BE INVOLVED AND LEARN!
FAVORITE QUOTE: Tell me, I’ll forget; show me I’ll remember; involve me, I’ll understand. She heard the quote once and it has stuck with her since.
As a final thought Claudia wants readers to know that “She knows her strength comes from God”
Claudia has been a member of the Huntsville chapter of BDPA since 2017 and serves on the executive board as the financial secretary.