Dr. Ashley Podhradsky is a fellow in New America’s Cybersecurity Initiative. Podhradsky is an associate professor of digital forensics and associate dean of the Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences at Dakota State University. Podhradsky has been an invited speaker at several events and universities including The Pennsylvania State University, Bureau of Justice Affairs, Women in CyberSecurity, InfraGard, and DePaul University, among others. Her research and work has been published and highlighted in several leading conferences, journals, radio programs, newscasts, and webisodes. Her research teams have received over 4.3M in competitive grants. In addition to her academic and professional work, she has a strong passion for increasing gender diversity in cybersecurity. She is the PI and camp director for GenCyber: Girls in CybHER Security, a program sponsored by the NSA. Podhradsky was the recipient of the EmBe 2017 “Young Woman of Achievement,” The Merrill Hunter Award for Excellence in Research, and is a New America Cybersecurity Fellow.