Virtual Interns

We exist to diversify the cyber-security industry globally.

Ogheneruno Ovwata

Nigeria | Class of 2021

Runo is passionate about providing technology solutions that solve society problems. She holds a Bachelor of Technology degree (Magna Cum Laude) in Computer science as well as some industry certifications. She has worked in Cybersecurity and Forensics roles for a Big 4 consulting firm.  She enjoys connecting with other women in Cybersecurity through communities such as Shesecures, and looks forward to working with Seidea.

Ximena Gonzalez

Mexico | Class of 2021

I’m a computer science engineering student in Tijuana, Mexico. Through my major I discovered the field of cybersecurity and realized how little attention it receives in my country. I applied for the internship because I didn’t want to wait until my graduation to get involved in the movement. I believe the field has enormous reach in multiple areas of tech and I also believe women deserve more representation in it. I’m excited for what the internship will provide for my professional and self improvement.

Soreya Koura

United Kingdom | Class of 2021

My name is Soreya and I'm studying Digital Media Development in London, UK. I have experience in JavaScript, SQL, Python and a bit of Java. Until recently I volunteered as a German teacher for my University, because besides being keen to expand my knowledge in various fields, I like to share things I know and help others! Due to my studies, I got insights in the fields of web development, programming, 3D development and UX.   But since I also have a big interest in cyber security and didn't know where and how to start (and found it a bit intimidating), I joined this internship. The tech industry is constantly evolving  and I am keen to be part of the precipice of research, discovery, development and innovation.   

Zainab Yunusa

Nigeria | Class of 2021

Zainab is an International Development professional with four years of experience in gender & social inclusion, sexual and reproductive health, and youth empowerment & development. She has supported project management, research, advocacy, training as well as monitoring & evaluation processes within these fields. Zainab is currently a Project Assistant at the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Nigeria Office, where coordinates the ‘Feminism Lab’ project that aims to bolster feminism advocacy in Nigeria.

Rhiana Nakalemba

Uganda | Class of 2021

Rhiana is a Ugandan, and rising junior at Ashesi University in Ghana  where she is studying Computer Science as a MasterCard Foundation  Scholar. She has experience working with Python, MySQL and web 
development. She is a former Software Engineer Intern at Cyst. Rhiana is passionate about DevOps, Site Reliability Engineering and Information Security. She wants to explore the various options available to her in technology and hopes to explore her interest in cyber security through this internship.

Vidhi Seth

India | Class of 2020

Vidhi is a junior computer science engineering student in New Delhi, India. She has experience working in React, Javascript and was a mentee in Learn IT, Girl where she made a project using React. She is involved in the open-source community and is a volunteer with Women Who Code Delhi. She is looking forward to improving her skills in Cybersecurity and using it to solve real-world problems. 

Abygayle Ivey

Jamaica | Class of 2020

Abygayle lives and studies in Jamaica. She is currently studying computer science at the University of the West Indies. She is a current member of women in security Caribbean and a Youth Can Do I.T ambassador. Because computer science is so diverse, she wants to explore all her options within different technology sectors to see where her best interest truly lies. She is honoured to be a part of the virtual internship and most excited about connecting with the other. 

Maryanne Awata

Nigeria | Class of 2020

Maryanne Awata is an IT specialist, a freelance customer care expert and an aspiring young chef. She currently specialises in making use of technological tools to help solve problems for customers. Previously she worked as a junior Network Administrator for an investment company and has since explored other career paths in a bid to become successful. She graduated with honors from the Presbyterian University College of Ghana, with a degree in Information and Communication Technology where she majored specifically in Data Communication and Networking. 

Camila Santos

Ireland | Class of 2020

Camila is a Brazilian currently living in Dublin where she is currently studying for an MA in Human Resources Management. Additionally, she holds Bachelor’s degree in Nurse (valid in Brazil) and worked in the area for 4 years as a Maternity Nurse and Public Health Nurse. She is eager for this opportunity and believes it will expand her knowledge. After the internship, she intends to work in a cybersecurity focused role within the humanitarian sector.

Uchechi Onyensoh

United Kingdom | Class of 2021

Uchechi Onyensoh is a highly technical and meticulous IT professional with over 2 years of cognate experience in the Information Technology industry, and an advanced degree in Cyber Security from the University of Hertfordshire. Effective communicator with excellent deductive reasoning, analytical abilities, and team leadership skills. Currently looking forward to advancing her career as a cybersecurity Analyst.

Mayowa Oluwasanmi

Canada | Class of 2021

Mayowa Oluwasanmi is a final year Honours Politics student with a certificate in Computing. As an incoming Law student, she  is passionate about data privacy, internet governance, digital innovation and believes that technology should be used to create an equitable future. She is excited to be apart of this Cybersecurity virtual internship, and to use the skills shes gained in a career in data privacy and security.

Alonah Gill

USA | Class of 2021

Alonah, a current resident of the USA, deems herself to be a true #SisterinCyber. While her previous professional roles have been working for non-profit organizations as a Program Coordinator, the last 5 years have led Alonah on a journey to working in the technology industry. Her general curiosity and personal vendetta against the Black Hat Hackers who duped her poor grandmother out of her retirement savings, have given her the push she needed to make a name for herself in the Cyberspace. With Technical Sales Engineering and Consulting being her current expertise, she would eventually like to see herself in a senior level position or as a Red Teamer.

Safia Mendez

Jamaica | Class of 2021

Safia Mendez is a Marketing major turned Computer Science major at the Saint Leo University in Tampa Florida. She currently works as a Marketing Intern in the Developer Relations and Community Management space and is also a Freelance Web Designer and Social Media Manager. Safia is passionate about learning new things and is constantly trying to go beyond herself in her pursuit of knowledge. Her current coursework spans C/C++,Java, UX Design,Content Marketing and Web Development.

Rose Mwangi

Kenya | Class of 2021

When I began my career in Information Technology I never thought that my passion would align with Cybersecurity. Rose is a junior Information Security and Forensics student at KCA university in Kenya. The reason as to why I joined this internship is to gain practical experience in Cybersecurity. I am also excited that Seidea will appear as my first working experience since I know that they have done remarkably in encouraging other women to purse Cybersecurity and bringing diversity into the industry. 

Bulanda Nkhowani

Zambia | Class of 2020

Bulanda Tapiwa Nkhowani is the Co-convenor of the Zambia Internet Governance Forum (Zambia IGF) and an Africa School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) Alumni. Bulanda joined the Seidea Virtual Internship in Cybersecurity to explore how to marry technology and policy in order to influence the safeguarding of organisations and users from potential threats through proactive public policy interventions.

Tariro Joto

United Kingdom | Class of 2020

Tariro Joto is a 3rd Year Student at the University of Leeds, studying a mixture of Chinese and Asia Pacific Studies. She has a passion for Language, Politics and Technology. Taking this into consideration, she hopes to forge a career within Risk, Security and International Relations. She acknowledges the nature of the changing world we live in and the demand for those skilled across multiple disciplines. She aims to use this internship to launch her career in Risk and Security.

Nadia Khan

United Kingdom | Class of 2020

Nadia Khan, is a cybersecurity communications strategist at London's Cybersecurity Hub. She is an award winning scholar studying for an MSc in Space, Risk and Disaster Reduction at UCL.  Nadia is passionate about promoting public awareness about the vulnerabilities, threats and risks posed by poor cybersecurity practices. Through her work, she hopes to foster dialogue between government and the private sector to protect citizen data. She has 7 years of experience working across the public and private spheres in both international and national contexts.

Victoria Babajide

Nigeria | Class of 2020

Victoria has significant experience in the Telecommunication industry, specialising in IT Incident management, Audit and Security. She possesses a deep commitment towards both self and professional development. She hopes to upskill herself with the internship to increase her options within the cybersecurity industry. She is excited about who she will become after undergoing the virtual internship and looks forward upscaling her career. 

Mishadi Jayaratne

Sri Lanka | Class of 2021

My name is Mishadi Jayaratne . I am from Sri Lanka.I studied computer science, Applied Mathematics and Pure mathematics. I am extremely passionate about cybersecurity and Networking because this is a constantly changing and challenging industry and I can learn new things everyday. I am grateful for this internship opportunity. I am looking forward to gain practical knowledge and start my career in cybersecurity.  

Khadijat Yusuf

Nigeria | Class of 2021

My name is Khadijat Yusuf from Nigeria. I am an IT Project manager/Web developer at Paritie Dynamic Enterprise Limited in Minna. I have a passion for IT and using technology to create digital solutions. I graduated from Usmanu Danfodiyo University with a Bsc degree in Computer Science in 2017 and I obtained my MSc degree in IT security at Nottingham Trent University in 2020. My masters degree ignited my passion for cyber security and I want to learn and deqvelop my skills in this area. 

Maurine Chepkoech

South Africa | Class of 2021

Maurine, is a Masters student pursuing Telecommunications Engineering at the University of Cape Town. She is an award winning scholar and a community leader. She is a mentor and co-founder of Digisafety, a training and mentoring program based in Kenya,  that aims at equipping cybersecurity skills and raising awareness on Online security, threats and risks. Previously, she worked as a cybersecurity researcher at E-Kraal innovation hub, focusing on Mobile security. Through the internship, Maurine seeks to grow her skills in hope of building a career aligned with Cybersecurity and helping businesses integrate cybersecurity in their processes. 

Victoria Aviomoh

United Kingdom | Class of 2021

My name is Victoria Aviomoh. I am originally from Nigeria but I am currently based and working in London. I have an undergraduate degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering from the University of Nottingham, and a Masters degree in Telecommunications from University College London (UCL). I currently work as a Telecommunications Advisory Consultant. Prior to my advisory role, I worked as a Telecommunication Design Engineer within the Rail industry for almost 5 years. 

Rachel Okoji

Nigeria | Class of 2020

Rachel is a 24-year-old freelance writer and part-time model. She first found love in Software Engineering but winds of fate blew her in a different direction and she graduated from Novena University with a Bachelors degree in Biochemistry. She holds a personal belief that humans are intrinsically multifaceted and this belief is what drives her to push beyond boundaries. She hopes to explore the cybersecurity industry through the internship.

Khadija Khan

United Kingdom | Class of 2020

Khadijah has a major passion for technology. She is fortunate enough to study technology at different levels throughout her years of education. Although, with emerging technology and trends there is always new knowledge to grasp. Her passion for technology is one of the reasons why she joined the virtual internship. Another motivation for why Khadijah joined the internship is due to the lack of BAME women in cybersecurity. Seidea tackles this and she wanted to be a part of the movement.

Nini Olorunoje

United Kingdom | Class 2020

Nini is a Business graduate with over 8 years experience working within the media industry. She has led projects and campaigns across various industries and worked with clients such as EY, Accenture, Credit Suisse and the UK Government.  Nini had a passion for technology but found it difficult to find opportunities, especially being a woman with a non technical background. Her role at Sky allowed her to come across the 'Get In To Tech' Scheme. This provided her with an introduction to the world of Cyber Security.

Chinenye Nwokolo

United Kingdom | Class of 2020

Chinenye is a multi-skilled Data Analyst / Content Creator with good interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate at all levels in a resolute but diplomatic manner. Although she has been working within the Digital marketing industry for two years, she stills class herself as a beginner. As a Tech newbie, she is still on the journey of finding the perfect role. She is looking forward to this internship and all the opportunities that also come with it. 

Virtual Internship Testimonials

Testimonial videos from our 2020 virtual interns, detailing their experience of our programmes and how it has influenced thier cybersecurity career journey.