Lodrina, tell us about yourself and how you first got started in digital forensics.
Growing up outside Silicon Valley during the first dot-com boom, I was always interested in technology and luckily had access to the early web and programming classes. While I didn’t know about forensics as a career when I was younger, I consumed anything computer-related in school and did content for websites and communities at AOL.
What I saw as a logical progression from my teenage interests led me to pursue computer science in college. While the logic and problem-solving side of CS fascinated me – cryptography remaining one of my favorite courses to this day – I became less interested in programming itself and took some time to figure out where in technical world would be the best fit for me career-wise.