Vice President, Palo Alto Networks
DeAndra is Chief Customer Officer at Aryaka Networks in Silicon Valley. In the 25+ years since graduating from college, she has modeled professionally around the world for some of the biggest names in fashion like Oscar De La Renta and Escada. She transitioned to the world of technology as a programmer/developer for Fortune 100 companies like IBM and barrier-breaking cloud companies like Workday. She is now a cybersecurity executive at Palo Alto Networks. DeAndra is a lifelong advocate for girls in STEM and holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Louisiana State University. She and her husband are avid travelers and lived in Europe for many years. They currently reside in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Three things I have learned from Career Girls: “One, that women can do anything, two, never give up and three, we are strong, intelligent and we have the power to change the world by working in the fields that we are passionate about.” – Isobel, Student
“I really believe that people are all planted with the seed of I am here to do something great.” – Claudia Rinaldi, Career Girls Role Model