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As students are large consumers of the internet, having them understand how to combat cyber threats and maintain proper cyber hygiene is crucial. We can all agree that the internet is a large part of every student’s life, whether it comes to completing assignments or browsing the web. If mature, tech-savvy adults can fall for common online scams, we need to ensure that children’s lack of experience will be protected through cybersecurity education at a young age.

Through Cyberweek.org programs, students from K-12 will learn how to have a secure cyber presence and allow teachers to be open about online safety with their students. Not to mention, they are provided with extensive career exploration through Q&A panels, mentorships, and gain insights on future internship opportunities. Cybersecurity is a focus that offers crucial information to students regardless of the career path they choose in the future. Cyber hygiene and privacy lessons, such as only speaking to those they know, having limited information be public, and using the internet for appropriate uses, can be applied to any student’s technology usage.

Children have the brightest minds and are full of curiosity towards various subjects, technology included. These students are the backbone of our future innovation. They must be equipped with cybersecurity skills at a young age to bring this knowledge to the workforce and allow their families, communities, and country to be safe from threats.

Meet the Team.

These are the individuals that put in their time and energy to build Cyberweek.org

Aishwarya Chakravarthy

Aishwarya Chakravarthy Summer 2020

Esha Karlekar

Esha Karlekar Summer 2020

Kristy Ung

Kristy Ung Summer 2020

Meredith Van De Velde

Meredith Van De Velde Summer 2020

Rachel Menge

Rachel Menge Summer 2020

Samina Mondal

Samina Mondal Summer 2020

Daisy Perez

Daisy Perez Summer 2020

Jessica Allen

Jessica Allen Summer 2020

Lakeidra Smith

Lakeidra Smith Summer 2020

Miranda McClellan

Miranda McClellan Summer 2020

Riley Howk

Riley Howk Summer 2020

Emaan Riaz

Emaan Riaz Summer 2020

KaYesu Machayo

Fall 2020 KaYesu Machayo

Megan Jacob

Megan Jacob Summer 2020

Nicole Wong

Nicole Wong Summer 2020

Siima Machayo

Siima Machayo Summer 2020

Testimonial

“Being able to learn about the specific aspects and principles of Cybersecurity and the different disciplines I can explore in order to get into the technology field was the greatest aspect of CyberWeek.”

Kennedy W.
Student @ Prince George’s County Public Schools

Safety Survey Results

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of students felt more responsible for their internet safety after CyberWeek programming. ☨

Career Survey Results

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more students are interested in pursuing a career in cybersecurity & technology. ☨

Based on exit surveys from the 2019 beta class.

Cyberweek.org in the News

Awards & Honors

The awards won
by our events.

Cyberweek.org has been recognized by the following organization for our cybersecurity initiatives:

AspireIT Project Leader

NCWIT Awardee

STEM for Social Good Awardee

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Aishwarya Chakravarthy Summer 2020

Aishwarya Chakravarthy

Aishwarya Chakravarthy is a rising junior in high school, and enjoys learning computer science She is taking courses such as Artificial Intelligence in order to learn...
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    Curriculum Development & Cyber Policy Team Intern

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Esha Karlekar Summer 2020

Esha Karlekar

Esha Karlekar is a rising junior at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Virginia She is currently pursuing a path in computer science...
  • Position:

    Cyber Policy & Partnerships Team Intern

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Kristy Ung Summer 2020

Kristy Ung

Kristy Ung is an incoming freshman at UC San Diego majoring in Communication and planning to minor in Computer Science Throughout high school, she earned and...
  • Position:

    Communication Student Leader

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Meredith Van De Velde Summer 2020

Meredith Van De Velde

Meredith Van De Velde is a rising fourth-year at the University of Georgia (UGA) She is majoring in computer science and international affairs, and hopes to...
  • Position:

    Partnerships Team Lead

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Rachel Menge Summer 2020

Rachel Menge

Rachel Menge is an Embedded Software Engineer with a B.S.E in Computer Engineering and a M.S.E in Computer Science from the University of Michigan She is...
  • Position:

    Curriculum Development & Cyber Policy Team Lead

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Samina Mondal Summer 2020

Samina Mondal

Samina is an undergraduate student from Washington D.C majoring in Business IT & Media Samina serves as a Public Affairs Intern for the US Naval Research...
  • Position:

    Founder

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Daisy Perez Summer 2020

Daisy Perez

Daisy Perez is an upcoming senior at The University of Alabama She is majoring in criminal justice and minoring in both cyber criminology and computer technologies!...
  • Position:

    Marketing Team Lead & Cyber Policy Team Intern

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Jessica Allen Summer 2020

Jessica Allen

Jessica Allen graduated from UC Berkeley with a double major in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science and her teaching credential in just three years She has...
  • Position:

    Curriculum Development Team Lead

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Lakeidra Smith Summer 2020

Lakeidra Smith

Lakeidra Smith is a rising senior at the University of Alabama pursuing a major in Management Information Systems with a minor in Cyber Criminology On-campus, she...
  • Position:

    Cyber Policy & Partnerships Team Intern

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Miranda McClellan Summer 2020

Miranda McClellan

Miranda McClellan grew up in Texas and discovered her passion for programming in high school She used her undergraduate career at MIT to explore many different...
  • Position:

    Curriculum Development & Cyber Policy Team Lead

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Riley Howk Summer 2020

Riley Howk

Riley Howk is a rising Senior at The University of Alabama studying Management Information Systems and minoring in Cyber Criminology On campus, Riley founded the first...
  • Position:

    Social Media Team Lead

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Emaan Riaz Summer 2020

Emaan Riaz

Emaan Riaz is a 3rd year Computer Science student at UC Davis She transferred in the Fall of 2019, after completing two years at Sacramento City...
  • Position:

    Career Development Team Lead

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Fall 2020 KaYesu Machayo

KaYesu Machayo

KaYesu Machayo is a junior at The George Washington University pursuing a degree in computer science She is the Founding President of the Girls Who Code...
  • Position:

    College & Career Development Community Advisor

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Megan Jacob Summer 2020

Megan Jacob

Megan Jacob is a tech enthusiast in California who has a passion for Computer Science In her free time, she loves to explore machine learning and...
  • Position:

    Marketing Team Lead & Social Media Team Intern

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Nicole Wong Summer 2020

Nicole Wong

Nicole Wong has a passion in computer science, particularly in the cyber security aspect, and is geared towards discovering a career in this field She has...
  • Position:

    Curriculum Development & Partnerships Team Intern

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Siima Machayo Summer 2020

Siima Machayo

Siima Machayo is the daughter of a refugee mother and immigrant father and the youngest of four siblings She is a rising senior at Riverside High...
  • Position:

    DC Regional Program Analyst

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