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Tia began her career as a high speed internet installer in the early 2000s, which sparked her interest in the information technology field, and ultimately led to her focus on cybersecurity. She is currently the VP of Global Solutions Engineering at eSentire, Inc.,  Founder of Empow(H)er Cybersecurity, Adjunct Professor and course curriculum developer for Yeshiva University’s Cybersecurity Master’s program, and mentors with several organizations focused on building a more diverse cybersecurity talent pipeline.


Tia is also an SC Media Reboot Leadership Award recipient for 2019 in the Outstanding Educator category, as well as The Software Report’s Top 25 Women Leaders in Cybersecurity and Cyber Defense Magazine’s Top 100 Women in Cybersecurity; both in 2020.


She holds several industry certifications including the CISSP and C|EH, in addition to a BS in Information Technology, MS in Information Security and Assurance, and MS in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance. She is currently continuing her education in pursuit of a PhD in Organizational Leadership.