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Meet the LaunchTech Team: Katie Brookes, Account Manager

Katie Brookes - Meet the Team

Where are you originally from?

I’m originally from Monmouth County, New Jersey (aka “The Shore”). After having moved to Baltimore, I can now say I have lived in a beach town, the mountains and a big city!

If you were invited to give a TED Talk, what would it be about?

Don’t take education for granted. I wish I took more history, economic or language classes rather than aerobics or flag football when I had time in my schedule as an undergraduate. It may seem fun at the time, but I definitely regret it now, especially when I’m watching Jeopardy! Katie Brookes 2

What is your favorite thing to do in your spare time?

Running is pretty much my second job! It is one of the most important “hobbies” I have and truly enhances my life. There is nothing better than getting up early on a Saturday morning and meeting up with friends to go on a long run. And of course, having a huge greasy breakfast afterward!

If you had your own talk show, who would be the first two guests you’d like to interview?

My first guest would be my younger self. I definitely have a lot of questions for her! Second would be Ellen DeGeneres — I mean come on, she is just the greatest and I bet she would like a break from being the interviewer.

How did you come to find yourself at LaunchTech?

I applied to LaunchTech back in 2017, but they were not hiring at the time. I found myself no longer motivated at my last “job” and knew I wanted a career and to be challenged more. I was extremely excited to get a chance to interview with the team and can say getting hired here is one of my proudest moments to date. I’m very lucky to have a career where every day is different, I’m constantly learning new things and proud of the work I do.

What do you find most interesting about cybersecurity or technology?

I’m not sure if it’s because cybersecurity is the field I work in, that I notice it is everywhere; government, finance, healthcare, the list goes on and on. I’m intrigued by phishing and seeing the lengths and extremes people will go to when hacking someone.

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