Cyber Business Partner Spotlight: Dorothy Eves

Cyber Business Partner Spotlight: Dorothy Eves
This is the image for the news article titled Cyber Business Partner Spotlight: Dorothy EvesBusiness Partner Spotlight Dorothy Eves, GE Aviation with purple backgroundThe January ‘Hack’ would like to spotlight Dorothy Eves with GE Aviation as the featured business partner! Eves, a Cyber Intelligence Specialist, began work with the Lakota Cyber Academy in the last year and has hit the ground running. Having taken a more non-traditional path to the cyber industry, Dorothy has a wealth of knowledge and a great passion for helping our students. In her former career as a pharmacy tech, she began to take an interest in IT helping colleagues, family and friends with her growing tech knowledge. Having gone to school in Nashville for Recording Engineering, Dorothy also dabbled in building websites which really drove her to grow her expertise, going back to school as a non-traditional college student to earn her undergraduate degree and start her new career. During her studies, Dorothy was awarded an internship with GE, which allowed for on the job training and also exposure to cyber intelligence.

Dorothy valued her internship experience and professional mentoring so much that she wanted to give back to those just starting their educational journey. Thankfully, she was connected to the Lakota Cyber Academy and Lakota students get to benefit from her sound advice and experiences. Dorothy shares her passion for the cyber industry with our students by co-chairing the Diversity and Inclusion committee on our cyber board, with the infinity group DiViC (Diversity in Cyber) starting soon. Eves has also been instrumental in assisting our students start their own chapter of Women in Cyber Security this school year. Dorothy has an enthusiasm for mentoring and is willing to help out in any way possible. “Having transitioned to this (cyber) career later in life and having gone through the college internship process more recently, I really want to give back and share my experience with students,” shared Eves. “I also want to impact the Lakota Cyber program by helping more young women and diverse students get involved in cyber security, encouraging them and showing them all the industry has to offer.”

Dorothy also finds her involvement with the Lakota Cyber Academy fulfilling in her connections with the rest of the cyber board members. During her interview, Dorothy mentioned, “I really enjoy working with the other members of the board and networking with other industry professionals.” Her warm personality shows through in her desire to help Lakota students and her willingness to mentor the next wave of cyber security talent in our region. Making time to volunteer with our students, while also pursuing her MBA, speaks to Dorothy’s giving nature. In her free time, Dorothy still enjoys working with music. Check out a song she wrote, called ‘One Life to Live’. She also has shared more about her cyber journey in this article, ‘My Yellow Brick Road’.

The Lakota Cyber Academy thanks Dorothy for sharing her time and talent with Lakota students!