Devon Rollins is a fellow in New America’s Cybersecurity Initiative. Rollins is very passionate about the intersection of technological innovation and public policy, particularly around online piracy and digital investigations. Professionally, Rollins serves as director of cyber threat intelligence at Capital One, where he champions security innovations across the technology enterprise to minimize risk. Rollins has accumulated 10 years of experience understanding the why behind cyber attacks and investigating what makes companies and citizens susceptible to the ploys of those who seek to do the American economy harm.
Of equal interest to Rollins is increasing the pipeline of diverse faces in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. Through his organization, STEMLY, Rollins advocates for high-quality STEM education at high schools in the nation’s capital. His work has been spotlighted in Washington Post, Technical.ly DC, AT&T’s The Bridge, and Carnegie Mellon Today.
His latest collaboration, Washington Leadership Academy, is redefining high school with a blended-learning curriculum that will ensure students are civically engaged and technically astute. It premiered in the nation’s capital in Fall 2016 and was named an XQ Super School.
Rollins is a native of Portsmouth, Va. and graduate of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and Carnegie Mellon University.