Meet Tina Huynh

Tina Huynh is in her second year of our Bachelor of Cybersecurity/Bachelor of Commerce degree

Tina Huynh is in her second year of our Bachelor of Cybersecurity/Bachelor of Commerce degree.

“Since childhood, I would follow my father to electronics stores. I was fascinated and enjoyed how passionate my father became as he introduced me to new technology. As I grew, so did my interest in technology. However, I was uncertain about joining a male-dominated field.

Unsure about my future career, I began to explore different pathways and universities. I met La Trobe students on Open Days and they inspired me to join their inclusive and energetic community. I started in science and business during my first year of study at La Trobe where I discovered La Trobe’s Bachelor of Cybersecurity/Bachelor of Commerce degree.

The degree excited me and my passion for technology returned. With the encouragement from my family and friends to break gender stereotypes and pursue my interests, I built up the confidence to transfer courses and I am elated to have done so.

La Trobe is a diverse and inclusive community where I feel supported by the course coordinator, subject coordinators, lecturers, tutors, and peers to build on relationships and connections. I have had the opportunity to interact with innovative students and respectful mentors who have helped to build my confidence and public speaking skills.

Every day feels like a new adventure. I am always anticipating new learning and working experiences. As I continue to study this double degree, I look forward to joining the workforce when I graduate. I will strive to implement my skills and knowledge, obtained throughout my education, within a working community to create more secure systems, whilst continuing to expand my knowledge of technology and business.”

Find out more about our cybersecurity degrees. Discover more about the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology on the website.