From Military to Tech | May 17
About This Event
Are you considering a career change into tech? Interested in learning how others have transitioned from the military? Meet a panel of GA alumni and employer partners to hear more about how veterans and military spouses have transitioned in their career. Whether you’re looking to cross-over into a role that requires you to have more technical skills, or you are just curious about opportunities in tech, join us and figure out if our programs are a fit for you.
This event is taken completely online via Zoom.
About the Instructor
Ligeia Zeruto is a Global Alliance leader at Amazon Web Services and a US Army Reservist, serving at the 75th Innovation Command. Ligeia served 14 years on active duty as a counterintelligence and cyber-warfare officer. Her final assignment was at the US Cyber Command and National Security Agency. From their inception in 2012, Ligeia was integral in establishing the US DoD Cyber Protection Teams as a workforce developer and certified Mission Commander. Ligeia and her teams designed computer network operations planning and workforce development frameworks leading to the establishment of the Cyber National Mission Force and defensive team operational standards. She was a contributor to the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Workforce Framework Version 2.0, volunteers with Girls Who Code and No Exceptions, and was appointed as a County Commissioner in 2012 for the Howard County Commission for Veterans and Military Families, focusing on veteran employment and military children education issues.
She is a 1999 graduate of Furman University with a BA in Political Science. In 2010, she received an MA in Public Preparedness (DHS Health Cyber) from the Pennsylvania State University, has completed Chinese Studies at Johns Hopkins SAIS, and Macroeconomics from the London School of Economics.
Jake Kramer is a managing partner at FedTech, a venture firm at the intersection of entrepreneurship, breakthrough technologies, and mission-driven organizations. Since 2015, FedTech has been dedicated to providing entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, and government game-changers a viable path to transition breakthrough technologies to real-world impact. Our commitment to unlock the benefits of technology for all is possible with our deep relationships and collaboration that spans across the DoD, NASA, DoE, NIST, VA, federal labs, research institutions, and corporations.
Through our startup studios, accelerators, internal innovation and corporate venture programs, we work with individuals, companies, and government agencies to stay at the bleeding edge of innovation.
Concurrently, Jake serves as a Venture Partner with NextGen Venture Partners, a network driven venture capital firm in Washington, D.C. Before this role, Jake was a Vice President at Goldman Sachs in New York City. Jake began his career as a Captain in the US Army, earning the Bronze Star Medal for his actions leading a unit in the Middle East during a 12-month deployment.
Jake received his MBA in Entrepreneurial Management from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and his BBA in Computer Information Systems from Hofstra University.
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