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Volunteer Spotlight: Sean Manuel Malloy (Recent Graduate- Cyber Security)

28-Jan-2019 10:23 PM | Melanie Marie Boyer (Administrator)

The Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Thanks

Sean Manuel Malloy

for his dedication and volunteerism

Sean Malloy is a regular PMAHCC Volunteer, Recent Graduate, Colombian Citizen and Chamber Member. Read more about Sean in our interview with this inspirational volunteer!

"I think that my linguistic skills in German and Spanish set me apart along with a deep understanding of new currency technologies and how they work in conjunction with cybersecurity."

University/ Degree:

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania/Bachelors of Computing in Cybersecurity

Favorite College Course:

Administration and Security

Why did you choose this career path?

I’ve always been interested in technology and saw a growing market in the field of Cybersecurity.  I changed my major accordingly when they announced that they would be opening the new degree.

What is your dream job?

The job that I would like to work towards is Penetration Tester.

What sets you apart from other recent graduates (a skill or experience)?

I think that my linguistic skills in German and Spanish set me apart along with a deep understanding of new currency technologies and how they work in conjunction with cybersecurity. 

Tell us about a cultural experience you have had.

I spent a year studying abroad in Germany.  The difference in thought, education, transportation, and other aspects of the local culture opened my view to how important a cultural and traditional base is to holding together communities.

What is your Hispanic background?

My mother participated in a foreign exchange program between Pitt and her university in Colombia. Thereafter she decided to stay and put down roots in the US.  Aspects of Hispanic culture have influenced every part of my life from childhood to present.

How did you get involved with the Chamber?

I was asked to volunteer as a student for an annual chamber event and have stuck with the organization ever since.  

What motivates you?

I find the most motivation to work when the outcome produced will help someone.

Where do you see yourself in five years / ten years?

In five to ten years I see myself with a well-established career base and either completing a master’s degree or an equivalent certification in penetration testing.

What is your greatest achievement?

My greatest achievement is my long and continued voluntarism through multiple organizations.

What do you like about volunteering for PMAHCC?

Volunteering for PMAHCC provides me the opportunity to meet new people, experience more Latino culture, build connections, and practice my Spanish.  The wide variety of events offered by the chamber also makes volunteering a little less repetitive.

What do you like to do if your downtime?

In my downtime I like to play instruments, work on random small coding projects, and do some amateur market analysis.

Tell us one interesting thing about you:

I’ve been to Guatemala annually for the past 10 years to translate for a missionary group.   

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