Community News Interviews

#WomenInSTEM campaign – Hannah Short, Federated Identity Manager at CERN

Originally a computational astrophysicist, Hannah Short now works at CERN’s computer security team as the Federated Identity Manager supporting distributed authentication and authorization within the wider research and education community.

Hannah was awarded the GÉANT Community Award in 2017 for her significant contributions and leadership of work across the Research and Education FEDerations group (REFEDS) and the Authentication and Authorisation for Research and Collaboration (AARC) project communities on the development of a Security Incident Response Trust Framework for Federated Identity.

She has also co-founded the “Women in Technology” network at CERN welcoming all genders and from all technical fields to promote equality and foster women empowerment. She is an advocate of promoting STEM career options to young girls and boys in schools, so that they can feel free to choose their academic and professional paths based on their own interests and skill sets rather than gender.

We interview her to know more about her work at CERN and her experience in project planning and management as a woman and mom in STEM.

All material related to the GÉANT 2023 #WomeninSTEM campaign can be found on the dedicated webpage.

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