After completing a degree in Information Technology with a specialization in Cybersecurity, Samara moved from San Antonio, TX to Columbus, OH to pursue a Cybersecurity career. Samara was a rotation analyst in a program where she had the opportunity to rotate through seven companies headquartered in Columbus to learn from their Cyber Security program.
Currently, Samara works as a Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst, collecting and analyzing a wide range of threats to the financial industry. She specializes in MITRE ATT&CK, threat actor reporting, fostering relationships with other security partners, and process design and development.
Samara is passionate about relationship building, giving back to the community, and encouraging women and minorities in Technology. This passion also lends itself to the various extra curriculars that she is involved in such as: Treasurer of the International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals - Columbus Chapter (ICMCP-CBUS), Vice President of the Ohio Cyber Women (OCW) – Columbus Chapter, Founding member of the EmpoWE-R Women of InfoSec and volunteer mentor for Franklin County Children Services.