Diane Abbott is a US ARMY Chemical Corps veteran where she served as a Distinguished Honor Graduate of her class. After completing her service, she went on to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems, then a Master of Science degree in Criminology majoring in Cyber Crime. She has been a Software Developer, Business Analyst, Project Manager, Quality Assurance Manager, and Client Success Manager in several different industries. Her current endeavors have her leading a yearlong multi-national team in 2 continents for a large-scale technology project that will affect 9 thousand end-users in 12 different companies under the Blackstone company umbrella. Additionally, Diane is responsible for cyber security monthly and quarterly metrics that are presented to the C-Suite and their directors; project manages multiple smaller security projects utilizing the agile methodology in Atlassian (Jira & Confluence).
When she is not working, she volunteers with the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.