I attained my Bachelor's of Science in Education from the University of New Mexico College of Education. After graduation I decided to explore my carreer options and began working for the State of New Mexico as a Financial Assistance Analyst. I was lucky enough to be selected to be a part of the 5 person Medicaid outreach team located at Presbyterian and University of New Mexico Hospitals. Working at Presbyterian for over 2 years has been a wonderful experience and has reignited my drive to continue my education. In the fall of 2010 I began coursework for a Masters Degree in Information Security from Lewis University (Albuquerque). My desire to someday work in IT as a Penetration tester or Security Analyst has only grown with each class completed. After I complete my degree I look to gain my CISSP and have begun independently preparing for my CompTIA Security+ certification. I am a tremendously hard worker and would welcome any opportunity to expand my understanding of anything IT security and beyond. On a personal note I enjoy golfing, fishing, camping and anything that requires nothing more than a sack lunch and bottle of water.