Rachel Donoho is a cyberspace operations officer in the U.S. Air Force. She’s currently stationed at the 333rd Training Squadron at Keesler Air Force Base, MS, where she serves as a cyber warfare instructor and deputy flight commander. She teaches on the subjects of space-based, mobile, and battlefield communications networks.
Rachel’s work qualifications have included running a customer help desk, managing an information security office, heading a network operations flight, acting as a crew commander on a joint network operations floor in Southwest Asia, and leading a team of eighteen cyber warfare instructors. She will soon be participating in a joint task force supporting communications systems for Operation Inherent Resolve.
Rachel got her bachelor’s degree from the USAF Academy after majoring in “Foreign Area Studies,” a made-up degree closely resembling Political Science. She focused on Asian politics and minored in Japanese. When she can find the time, Rachel loves travelling, hiking, kayaking, learning, playing video games, and spending time with her 6-year-old puppy. She also loves learning about space, especially astronomy, rocketry, and space physics. She habitually consumes ridiculous amounts of caffeine.