Scholar Profiles

Emily Chen

Campus: UNC

Hometown: Cary, NC

Pronouns: she/her/hers

What are you curious about and hope to explore during your time as a Scholar? 

Cybersecurity is an extremely pressing issue as we collectively begin pushing more and more of the world that we live in into a digital format online. As the need for professionals in this area escalates, I am curious to see what tools and innovations will be engineered to handle the amount of data and power in digital systems that are rapidly expanding at this very moment. However, I also want to explore how we can bring cybersecurity solutions to less developed areas with a lack of resources. Underfunded districts often are more prone to cyberattacks; protection for people’s data in these areas is just as important as mine.

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