California State University, Dominguez HillsCisco Scholar
Dominique Dalanni struggled with addiction and legal trouble during her late teens and early twenties, but since 2013, has remained free from alcohol and drugs. Dominique has accomplished many goals that have had a positive impact on her life in the past two years, including becoming a computer science major at California State University, Dominguez Hills. Dominique also recently started an internship with the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California in its technology department.
Dominique’s long-term goal is to finish graduate school with a dual master’s degree in computer science and cyber security and seek a career in the software engineering or information security industry. She is currently the president of Women in STEM, an organization which helps women majoring in the sciences to stay on track and receive motivation, support and internship opportunities. She hopes that women will become more involved in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics to help bring unique perspectives and make the world a better place.