Melissa Chan | Macaulay Honors College

Melissa Chan

Melissa Chan is a Computer Science and Information Security graduate, who will be a Security Analyst at Accenture in Fall 2020. During her four years, she interned at Verizon, Cisco, Two Sigma, and the Department of Homeland Security to understand today’s security landscape. In Fall 2019, she studied abroad in Dublin, Ireland, where she was given the opportunity to intern at two companies to learn about GDPR and Europe’s cybersecurity practices.

In 2018, she co-founded a Women in Technology club on campus to create a supportive and diverse computer science community. She worked closely with professors and professionals to bring various events and opportunities to all students. She was also a recipient of the Women in Technology and Entrepreneurship of New York Scholarship, as well as Rewriting the Code Fellowship. In Spring 2020, her paper on using machine learning to detect malicious websites was published in her college’s journal, John Jay’s Finest, and she continued that research for her honors capstone. In the future, Melissa plans to pursue her master’s degree in cybersecurity.