Alina Aragon graduated from Desert Hot Springs High School in 2016. While choosing her high school courses she was fortunate to join a Public Safety Academy which placed them in a class cohort. This academy has taught her teamwork and leadership skills, which she applied by becoming a cadet liaison for Desert Hot Springs High School and the Public Safety Commission in the city of Desert Hot Springs. Alina earned the position of lieutenant for the Desert Hot Springs Police Department Exploring Program, where she guided a group of 20 fellow Explorers and volunteered in the Records Department at the police station filing citations and reports.
In addition, she has mentored middle school girls through Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio Council and California State University San Bernardino’s Cyber Security Program. In which she got the opportunity to attend a GenCyber summer camp during June of 2015. Due to her participation she was selected to attend a National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE and CAE) in San Diego and participate in a panel discussion.
Alina is currently attending California State University, San Bernardino. She will be dual majoring in Business Administration concentration in Accounting and Information System and Technology concentration in Cyber Security. After receiving a $5,000 scholarship from CVEP Pathways to Success Scholarship, she decided to become part of the Leadership Team. Although her priority is to have an easy transition into college, she is very interested in staying involved in the community.
In the long run, Alina’s goal is to graduate with a high grade point average and gain plenty of experience and wisdom in cyber security during her four year internship. She wants to make her family and community proud. After college, she hopes to find a career as a forensic accountant for the federal government and one day return to the Coachella Valley and open an accounting and auditing firm.
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