Mike Younkers, Senior Director of Systems Engineering for Cisco’s US Federal team, directs teams of system engineers to support a $2B business in civilian, defense and intelligence areas. He has 20 years of experience designing, deploying and maintaining large-scale enterprise and wide area networks for the US intelligence community. Prior to Cisco, Mike worked for the Central Intelligence Agency as a Network Engineer and Cooperative Education Trainee. Mike has a MS in Telecommunications and Computers from George Washington University and a BS in Electrical Engineering and a BS in Computer Science from the University of Maryland.
Mel Monier (she/they; @moniermel) is a PhD student in the Department of Communication and Media at the University of Michigan. They use queer and intersectional