‘Warrior Women’ discuss career opportunities in high tech fields

NEWPORT, R.I. (Oct. 3, 2017) – A biologist and a political scientist, both with expertise in the cybersecurity realm—will discuss career opportunities in technology and national security available to young people, hurdles women experience in the field, and strategies for career success when they lead a “Warrior Women” panel discussion at Salve Regina University’s Bazarsky Lecture Hall on Thursday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m.

Dr. Andrea Limbago, chief social scientist for Endgame, and Dr. Elizabeth Prescott, director of curriculum for Science, Technology, and International Affairs at Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, will serve as the featured panelists in “Warrior Women: Science and Tech Edition.” The discussion, free and open to the public, will be moderated by Jennifer McArdle, assistant professor in Salve’s Department of Administration of Justice and a Fellow in Defense Studies at the American Foreign Policy Council.

This panel discussion will focus specifically on science and technology careers in national security and is meant to appeal to people with traditional science and technology backgrounds, as well as those with classic liberal arts degrees. 

Throughout history, cycles of technological innovation have fundamentally altered society, with profound implications for national security. From the rise of artificial intelligence and autonomy, to bioengineering, and the use of cyber and information weapons, new science and technologies change the national security landscape and raise interesting policy dilemmas that the defense and national security community must grapple with. 

Limbago, who directs and contributes to Endgame’s technical content, has a background in quantitative social science and direct operational support, and writes extensively on the geopolitics of the cyber domain, policy and data science. She has previously worked in academia (NYU) and government (Joint Warfare Analysis Center).

Prescott has served in government at the Department of Defense, Department of State, and the intelligence community as well as an AAAS S&T Policy Congressional Fellow with the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions.  

This is the second panel discussion in the Warrior Women series, which seeks to empower young people—particularly women—to pursue careers in national security.