Student Profiles

The Master of Information and Data Science and The Master of Information and Cybersecurity programs attract data science and cybersecurity professionals from across the country. Get to know just some of the outstanding students earning their degrees online at the UC Berkeley School of Information (I School).

Shawna Parkington (MICS)

  • B.A. in English, Washington State University; Minor in Psychology
  • Scored 100 on the final group project for Cyber 202: Cryptography for Cyber and Network Security
  • Favorite course: Cyber 204: Software Security with Professor Jennia Hizver

“When classes started, I found a cutting-edge curriculum, truly inspiring professors, and an unexpected bonus was a cohort and alumni group of the smartest, most interesting, and most supportive people I have met.”

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Eduard Kotysh (MICS)

  • M.S. in Computer Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis; B.S. Computer Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis; B.S. Mathematics and Computer Science, Florida Southern College
  • Guest speaker at Harvard Business School on blockchain security
  • Favorite course: Cryptography

“This program really gives you everything you need to succeed as long as you have the passion for it.”

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Jason Cannavale (MICS)

  • B.S. in Computer Science, New Mexico State University
  • Spent 2.5 years living in the UK traveling and presenting to open source cloud technologies and DevOps practices
  • Favorite course: Cybersecurity in Context

“The program has given me an opportunity to explore a wide range of areas from legal and compliance to cryptography that I now use in my daily work.”

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