Women's Advisory Committee Spotlight: Amanda Ryerse

Amanda Ryerse is one of the newest members to join the CEC Women’s Advisory Committee (WAC).Amanda Ryerse

During her time at Miami, Ryerse was dedicated to her academics, working as a teaching assistant, conducting research and serving as a member of the Lockheed Martin Leadership Institute (LMLI). Outside of the classroom, she played on the women’s lacrosse team.

Ryerse graduated from Miami in 2018 with a degree in electrical engineering and a minor in political science. Now in the D.C. area, she works for Booz Allen Hamilton, a government contractor and consulting firm, as a cyber threat analyst.

Her work at the firm focuses on analyzing threat intelligence, along with the techniques, protocols and tactics of cyber attackers, as well as the current geopolitical climate. Ryerse then uses that information to create innovative solutions to reduce attack surface and cyber threats.

Ryerse joined WAC because of the positive impact she feels it has on CEC and the students.

“These women are all passionate about Miami, engineering, and student success,” Ryerse said. “More importantly, the women on the committee have a drive to continue improving the experience of students, particularly female students, in their time as an engineering student at Miami. I wanted to positively impact that direction and experience.”

In the future, Ryerse hopes to continue to grow in the cyber field, and eventually combine those skills with service to others.

By Jenna Calderón, CEC Reporter