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Incoming Cybersecurity and Networks Major Aspires to Career Fighting Cybercrime
Hannah Fitzgerald ’25, who will begin her studies at the University of New Haven in August, is excited to get to know her fellow Chargers and to join the University’s Women in Cybersecurity Chapter.
February 17, 2021
By Renee Chmiel, Office of Marketing and Communications
Hannah Fitzgerald ’25 wants to help protect the country from cybercrime. She has always had a passion for cybersecurity, and she is driven to help the Internet combat crime and to help those impacted by it.
A member of the University’s incoming Class of 2025, Fitzgerald will begin her studies next fall. She will major in cybersecurity and networks, and she is looking forward to officially joining Charger Nation.
“The University of New Haven is not only the best choice for me, but for furthering my education so that I will have a successful career,” she said. “Being able to further my education at a great school is an amazing opportunity that I am so grateful to have.”
Fitzgerald, who will live on campus, plans to get involved in the University community. She is interested in the University’s Greek life, as well as opportunities to serve the community. She is especially excited to join the University’s Women in Cybersecurity (WiCyS) chapter, the first in Connecticut, which creates meaningful opportunities for outreach and networking while endeavoring to introduce students to opportunities in the field.
“I am very excited to meet new people while beginning a great academic experience,” she said.
Fitzgerald aspires to eventually work as a high-level agent for the government, ensuring the cybersecurity of the nation.
“Cybercrime is a new and dangerous strain of crime that will be changing as fast as technology does,” she said. “There needs to be people who can help protect people from and fight cybercrime.”