Kelly L. Wallert

Future Cybersecurity Professional

A highly motivated and hardworking individual working towards a Bachelor of Science degree.
I am currently seeking an internship opportunity with a business professional
to build upon my career as a Computer Scientist in the field of cybersecurity.
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About Me

  • Name: Kelly Lynn Wallert
  • Phone: (973) 818 5522
  • Email: kzw53@psu.edu

Objective

My career goal is to become a fully qualified and experienced IT professional utilizing my skill sets of programming, cybersecurity, risk analysis, and project management. With my knowledge and skills, I want to be able to take what I am learning in the classroom and apply it to the workforce.

About Myself

Currently, I am a Sophomore in the College of Information Sciences and Technology at the Pennsylvania State University. I am pursuing a degree in Cybersecurity Analytics and Operations with an application focus in Geopolitics. On top of this, I am also minoring in both Information Sciences and Technology (application and software development), and Security and Risk Analysis (SRA).

Since high school, I have been working as a web interface designer primarily with a background in CSS3, Bootstrap, and HTML5 to help create a clean and elegant styling for web interfaces. I started to construct and design websites as a way to help the local community, showcase my skills, and make a difference.

Once I learned the basics of programming, I started to pick up languages with ease. During my time at Wayne Hills High School, I learned how to program in Visual Basic, C++, C#, Javascript, Python, and Java. By knowing a variety of programming languages, I am able to take a different approach to a given problem allowing me to come up with a unique solution that might be more beneficial to the overall success of a project.

Since going to university, I have been active in clubs and extracurricular activities to help further my education. I am the current Webmaster of the Information Sciences and Technology Special Living Option (IST SLO), and a mentor to for the New Jersey STEM Girls- a department of FIRST Inspires that inspires young girls to be involved with STEM.

  • Java
  • Python
  • Visual Basic
  • VBA
  • C
  • C++
  • C#
  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • Bootstrap
  • SQL
  • Project Management

Resume

Education

  • Aug 2017-May 2021

    Pennsylvania State University

    University Park Major: Cybersecurity Analytics and Operations Emphasis: Geopolitics

    Working towards a Bachelor's degree in Cybersecurity/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism.

  • July 2017

    AP Scholar with Honor Award

    CollegeBoard

    Recognizes exemplary college-level achievement, for obtaining an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of three or higher on four or more exams. May 2017 Exams

  • Sept 2013-June 2017

    High School Diploma

    Wayne Hills High School

    Completed high school with honors. Was the Co-Vice President of the Wayne Hills Computer Club, ran Tech Help Day, was a Peer Minister for three years, and did countless projects for the school and community.

  • Jan 2017- Current

    National Society of High School Scholars

    As part of the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) I am part of a group of high-achieving scholars with a drive to succeed, and a desire to change their world for the better. NSHSS is proud to be an inclusive organization, drawing from a broad, diverse pool of students. They are committed to supporting our members by connecting them with opportunities to learn, lead and change the world.

Experience

  • Spring Break 2018

    The College of Information Sciences and Technology Freshman Trip

    The Pennsylvania State University

    Attended spring break trip with 7 other freshmen to San Francisco, CA. Networked and attended information sessions with Reddit, Juniper Networks, Weebly, PwC, drive.ai and Cloudera.

  • February - March 2018

    The Spark Program

    The Pennsylvania State University

    This program introduces students to opportunities at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Throughout the program participants are introduced to students and faculty who have applied for, and earned prestigious awards. It is designed to give students the opportunity to assess their strengths, develop their critical thinking and technical writing, envision their future, and create a plan to help them along their envisioned path and become a competitive candidate for major fellowships.

  • Aug 2017 - Current

    Information Sciences and Technology Special Living Option

    Webmaster - The Pennsylvania State University

    As webmaster, I have completely redone the IST SLO website, making it easier for users to navigate and join the SLO. With this, I have given the SLO more exposure to new members, whether they are incoming freshmen, or they are upperclassmen that already live on campus, and want to get involved with a student organization.

  • June 2016- June 2017

    Co-Captain, Outreach Team, Project Manager, and Programmer

    JDroids 7026 Robotics Team

    My role is to continuously improve the team's operating model, designated capability areas (communicate with the Programmers), and provide backup support to other capability areas (communicate with the Outreach Captain, Coaches, Mentors, and Treasurer). I also relay any information that I get from the Captain, and to work with him on making decisions on behalf of the team. For Outreach, I help get in contact with professionals to give us some helpful tips with how to improve our robot, create Team Spirit Activities, liase with other teams, and create a promotional video for the season.

  • Nov 2016

    Winner of the Third Annual Congressional App Challenge New Jersey District 11

    The Congressional App Challenge

    I put together a team, where we created an application that won The Third Annual Congressional App Challenge. The application called Book Browser was designed to, benefit schools by allowing them to donate old used textbooks to underprivileged schools and communities. This application will be displayed with other winners of the competition on the House of Representatives webpage. Congress has scheduled a formal presentation ceremony on Capitol Hill on April 4, 2017.

  • November 2016- Current

    New Jersey Stem Girls Steering Comittee

    FIRST Inspires

    As a member of NJ STEM Girls, I identify ways to encourage young girls to join the STEM community, teach them about programming, and understand what STEM is. As part of the Steering Committee, I help plan events for future STEM Girls events, and arrange outreach events.

  • Jan 2017 - Aug 2017

    Web Developer

    Packanack Lake BBQ website

    I have been working non stop to redesign the local community's club websites. The Packanack Lake BBQ Club site is one that not only gathers community members together, but also remembers the death of one of the most beloved members of the Packanack Lake community.

  • June 2014- July 2017

    Peer Minister

    Our Lady of Consolation Church

    To continue to stay active in the church, and be able to spread my faith to others, whether they are younger or older than myself. Also allows for me to help out plan youth activities.

  • Jun 2013 - Jan 2014

    Member

    Wayne Hills Patriot Marching Band

    Was a member of the marching band where I not only played the flute, but I was also a Color Gaurd member. Through this, I learned about the importance of team work and dedication to one another.



Academic Experience

  • January - May 2018

    Organization of Data (IST 210)

    Databases - The Pennsylvania State University

    Worked in a group to redesign a movie rental company database using various design techniques and Microsoft SQL Server. This class brought databases to life with a unique approach that focuses not only on constructing databases and using database tools, but also the implications of data uses and issues.

  • January - May 2018

    Introduction to Cybersecurity (Cyber 100)

    Computer Systems Literacy - The Pennsylvania State University

    This program introduces students to computer systems literacy and teaches fundamental skills and understanding. With this course I learned how to recognize computer components, install multiple operating systems, configure operating system security features, install and configure software, connect systems together across a network, and configure some server operating system components to manage security features.

  • August - December 2017

    Introduction to Application Development (IST 140)

    Information Sciences and Technology - The Pennsylvania State University

    The course was focused on application development foundations including: fundamental programming concepts, basic data types and data structures, problem solving using programming, basic testing and debugging, basic computer organization and architecture, and fundamentals of operating systems. It was a hands-on course designed to help students learn to program a practical application using modern, high-level languages.

  • August - December 2017

    Introduction to Security and Risk Analysis (SRA 111)

    Security and Risk Analysis - The Pennsylvania State University

    With this class students learn how to identify vulnerabilities in government agencies and business organizations.

Skills

Java

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JavaScript

100%

Python

100%

C#

100%

Web Design

100%

C++

100%

More skills

Leadership
Productivity
Management
Determination
Organized
Motivation
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Phone Number (973) 818 5522