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Student Spotlight: Take Charge of your Online Learning

I have a name that I want you to remember. Remember this name because this person is making trendsetting and influential moves in her industry while being an online student at Capitol Tech and is defining what it means to “take charge” of your online learning.

Her name is, Ludmila Morozova-Buss.

Ludmila Morozova-Buss is a Student Researcher at Capitol Technology University, pursuing a self-designed program consisting of an M.S. in Research Methods and a Ph.D. in Technology with a focus on Quantum Computing. In addition to this amazing feat, Ludmila was named the 2020 Cybersecurity Woman of the Year by the Cybersecurity Accelerator Program founded by Carmen Marsh. Earning this award in the category of “Influence”, Ludmila did so with her established foundations in finance, economics, and business strategy, as well as her experience through various cybersecurity and technology assignments in the United States, Asia, and Europe.

As an online student, Ludmila manages to be influential in her industry, while simultaneously working on her program independently. She is the epitome of the working adult learner who must balance work, life and school all at once. Ludmila credits Dr. Ian McAndrew for encouraging not only in her professional endeavors, but also her online learning journey towards her Ph.D. She says that she is far from being the “typical online or even offline learner. Her online learning takes on a life of its own as a student researcher as the job combines her extensive work experience with academic rigor. With the guidance of mentors like Dr. Ian McAndrew, Ludmila successfully blends her life’s work with her academic pursuits, all in the name of shaping a different future in cybersecurity and technology. As she says here:

I would love to see more women gaining access to the challenges of digital transformation, upskilling, re-skilling and re-framing a role of a woman in what will become the future generations ‘new normal’. The world as we know it is transforming. Along with the ever-increasing creation of practical knowledge and scientific breakthroughs. If the knowledge is power, thaen the value of knowledge shared is the power magnified. I will promote the cyber knowledge sharing and access to cybersecurity education for more women to enjoy the digital world full of surprises and rewards!” – Ludmila Morozova-Buss, 2020

Ludmila Morozova-Buss takes charge of her online learning through her passion for learning, teaching, and influencing the next generation of young people, especially young women, in cybersecurity.