Amber Williamson

My CSTA Story

Amber has been part of CSTA since starting her teaching career during the pandemic in 2020. Since then, she has been involved in CSTA Computer Science Honor Society (Advisor), Black Affinity Group, Editorial Board, Conference Committee, Policy Committee, CSEDWeek, and other activities to be a voice to the computer science community. Amber has presented with CSTA to discuss her passion for cybersecurity education in secondary career technical education programs. While there is a need for minorities in cybersecurity and computer science, Amber continues to be the agent of change. Being a part of CSTA has allowed Amber to understand the importance of computer science education and fulfill a vision from her late friends, who inspired her to enter Computer Science/Cybersecurity.

My Story

Amber C. Williamson is a versatile individual with several degrees from Xavier University of Louisiana, DeVry University, Keller Graduate School of Management, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Marymount University, and the University of Georgia. While having various skills in Biology, Computer Science, and Cybersecurity, she considers herself a jack of all trades. Born and raised in Metro Atlanta, Georgia, Amber continues to make a difference in the community. Amber has served on various committees with organizations like Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, InspirEDU, NCWIT, CSEveryone, Golden Key, Alpha Phi Omega, WiCys, WSC, Cyversity, and other cybersecurity community-related organizations. Her accomplishments are a testament to her vision to recruit and retain more minorities in cybersecurity and computer science education. Amber is completing her doctoral degree in cybersecurity at Marymount University and her Master of Education in Computer Science Education at UMBC, focusing on cybersecurity education in career technical education.