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Tuesday's at 2:00 pm
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May 12, 2020

Kimberly Pease - Cyber Security Careers

Kimberly Pease is co-founder and Vice President of Citadel Information Group, Inc., a California Information Security/Cyber Security Management firm. Ms. Pease has been awarded Cybersecurity Professional of the Year by the Los Angeles Business Journal CTO Awards 2017. She has an extensive background in the applications of technology and security solutions. During her career she has implemented computer systems for a wide-range of organizations in the United States, Canada, and Europe. Additionally, she has led installation projects at the Pentagon, the Government Printing Office and many state government offices. She is a CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) and a vCISO-for-hire (virtual Chief Information Security Officer) for her clients. Ms. Pease has been a member of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association since 2002, and has served on the Board of Directors as Treasurer (2008 – 2011) and Education Director (2006 - 2007). She also served as Chair of the annual conference, ISSA LA Information Security Summit, for over 7 years. She has been a member of Infragard since 2002, which is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the private sector. She is a former CIO (Chief Information Officer) for a privately held company. Ms. Pease was previously a member of ASQ (American Society of Quality) and has held a Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB) certification. She speaks frequently on information security, has published several articles and has been interviewed numerous times on ABC News Good Morning America and NBC News.

Kimberly Pease guest speaker about cyber security careers

Recorded Session


Matthew Blachard guest speaker about software development careers

May 26, 2020

Student State Officer Speakers


Join your 2019-2020 State Officers. Parliamentarian Jenifer Barajas and Reporter Ayush Pareek will discuss Empowering Student Leadership, the connection between our mission and the SkillsUSA Framework.  These officers have displayed the skills to advocate that everyone has a voice and to become a leader in many different ways 


Region Vice President, Micah Mekhitarian and Vice President, Jennifer Lopez  will talk about their experience and the importance of implementing Career Essentials into the classroom.  As all State Officers are required to complete the Fundamental Course they can inform the teacher and students the ease of use of this program to help measure their career-readiness skills


Jenifer Barajas plans on studying Global Studies, Ayush Pareek will attend the University of Southern California and major in Business Management, Jennifer Lopez will attend the University of California, Santa Cruz and major in Electrical Engineering while Micah Mekhitarian will return for his senior year of high school at South Pasadena High.

Recorded Session


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