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My Story in Computing with Marisa Midler

June 2021 Podcast
Marisa Midler

Marisa Midler discusses the career path that led to her work as a cybersecurity engineer in the SEI's CERT Division. In all life choices, Midler has been guided by the mantra: never settle.

“The best little nugget of advice I got was from my dad, and it was just never settle. So, if you are interested in tech and you think that is what you want to pursue, it is accessible at any time, and you can do it.”


Software Engineering Institute




In this SEI Podcast, the latest in the My Story in Computing series, Marisa Midler, a cybersecurity engineer in the SEI’s CERT Division, discusses her career path. After growing up on a farm in Pennsylvania, Midler graduated from college with a degree in communications and English writing, traveled to Seattle and worked a variety of jobs, including as a bouncer at a Seattle night club. Midler returned to Pittsburgh to obtain a second bachelor’s degree in information science followed by a master’s degree in information security policy and management from Carnegie Mellon University. Throughout it all Midler has been guided by her mantra: never settle.