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Jhanina Santiago

Information Systems of Maryland
Jr. Cyber Security Analyst
Mrs. Jhanina Santiago has a Bachelor’s in Computer Studies from University of Maryland University College, a Certificate of Graduate Studies in Cybersecurity and Intelligence from Salve Regina University and she is Security+ certified. Before taking a 10-year break to focus on starting a family, she honed her soft skills and gained experience in HR/Recruiting and Sales.  Jhanina relaunched her career after taking Hack Educates 7-week hands-on-keyboard Penetration Testing program back in May of 2017.  She is now pursuing her Certified Ethical Hacker certification and working to augment her technical skills.
In the first year of Jhanina’s career relaunch Hack Educate kept her on board initially as a Cybersecurity Teaching Assistant/Career Transition Manager, however she quickly ascended to Director of Employer engagement and various unnamed projects.  She successfully coordinated and hosted Hack Educates’ first and only all Ladies CTF in early spring of this year and continues to be an advocate for women and minorities in cybersecurity.