GenCyber Virtual Camp

Meet the Team

Marc Dupuis, Program Director

Marc Dupuis grew up in the White Center area and attended Evergreen High School. As a first-generation college student himself, he works hard to involve students from all backgrounds. Dupuis believes strongly in having more people learn about cybersecurity. As an Assistant Professor at UW Bothell, he is leading the effort to develop a Minor in Cybersecurity, which would be available to students across all three campuses (Bothell, Seattle, and Tacoma). Previously, Dupuis developed a cybersecurity camp for middle school students in a collaboration between UW Bothell and the Pacific Science Center.

Josh Bee, Lead Instructor

Josh Bee taught middle school students in science and technology for ten years as well as instructing code camps. He has earned his professional certificate in teaching from Washington State showing that he is able to create the proper environment that aligns with best practices. Mr. Bee has successfully developed and ran prior cybersecurity camps to a similar age group and population. He is recognized for his thoughtful and innovative approaches to pedagogy, including computing-related camps for kids with a focus on empowering female students and other underrepresented individuals.

Ann Wright-Mockler, K-12 Pedagogical Expert

Ann Wright-Mockler is the Senior STEM Education Consultant, Office of STEM Education, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). Ms. Wright-Mockler holds a Masters-In-Teaching, is a Presidential Awardee for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching and has more than 20 years of experience in K-12 STEM Education. She worked as a high school mathematics and science teacher before joining PNNL as a STEM Education Consultant.  In her work with PNNL she served on the leadership team for the first STEM high school in the region, collaborating on the development of new curriculum and the career connected learning experience. Ms. Wright-Mockler leads PNNL’s efforts to expand and enhance computing education, collaborating with computer and cyber security professionals to deliver summer camps, workshops and classes to teachers and students.

Kristopher Willis, CyberSecurity Researcher

Mr. Willis has been working within the cybersecurity community for over 10yrs. He first started in academia where he oversaw cybersecurity research within the State of Florida and was a lead instructor and curriculum creator for NSA GenCyber and University of South Florida Pre-College program. He then relocated to Washington, DC where he became a government contractor leading engineering challenges supporting DARPA, USCYBERCOM, ARCYBER, and AFCYBER programs. He is currently employed at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory as a CyberSecurity Researcher within the Seattle area where he continues to work with government customers to solve complex cybersecurity challenges.

Elizabeth Vela Stephens, Recruiter 

Elizabeth is a senior STEM education consultant at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and serves as the director of the Yakima Valley/Tri-Cities MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement) Center.  Her MESA program spans across 5 school districts and 8 schools engaging 17 teachers and serving over 400 students.  She is very driven in her convictions about seeing our community improve and succeed in its educational endeavors.  With over 16 years of engineering research experience, she has realized her own personal struggle to succeed, and she wants to impart that ambition to others, especially within the Hispanic/Latinx community.  She believes by promoting equity and justice to create change, can we build our communities and diversify the population of students pursuing STEM careers.  Elizabeth holds a BS in metallurgical engineering from the University of Washington.

Student Assistants

We’ll be hiring eight (8) student assistants from UW Bothell to help run the camp. Information on them will be coming soon…