Board Members

Meet the Board

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 Col. Jake Graham

Advisor

 Colonel Jacob L. Graham, USMC (Ret) is a Professor of Practice at The Pennsylvania State University College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) and Director of the Center for Network Centric Cognition and Information Fusion (NC2IF). Jake is the Director of the Red Cell Analytics Lab and teaches Security and Risk Analysis. His passion is writing and facilitating Analytic Decision Games, teaching analytic methods and mentoring students and is the author of more than 25 academic publications. He is married to Dr. Kim Graham, a Penn State Graduate and retired Lieutenant Colonel of Marines. He and Kim have two children, Meghan, 23, a recent graduate of Penn State, now working as a DoD Analyst and Brett, 19, a redshirt freshman football player at UCONN.

 

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 Sarah Rajtmajer

Assistant Advisor

Sarah Rajtmajer is an Assistant Professor in the College of Information Sciences and Technology and core faculty in the Rock Ethics Institute. Before joining the Penn State faculty, she served as a consultant to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency (IARPA) on scientific programs related to computational social science, big data and machine learning.  Prior to her work in consulting, Dr. Rajtmajer was an Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Applied Research Laboratory and a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Mathematics at Penn State. Dr. Rajtmajer has a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Zagreb, Croatia, and a BA in Mathematics from Columbia University.

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Stanton Martin

Student Director 

Stan is a senior majoring in Security and Risk Analysis (SRA) focusing on Intelligence and Modeling (IAM).  In the past summer Stan interned in the Red Cell Analytics Lab working on research projects pertaining to national security and this past summer he interned for the government.  Stan also works part time for Penn State Athletics.  He also enjoys sports, working out and spending time with friends. Stan is also a part of the student advisory board for Penn State Christian Athletes.  Last year he served as the Special Projects Officer for the club.

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Zach Ripka

 Deputy Director

Zach is a junior majoring in Security and Risk Analysis (SRA) focusing on Information and Cyber Security (ICS). Over the summer Zach interned at Textron. Zach enjoys working out, sports, hiking, reading, and spending time with friends/family. 

 

 

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 Sarah Dragon 

Intelligence Officer 

Sarah is a senior majoring in Security and Risk Analysis (SRA) focusing on Information and Cyber Security (ICS) and is minoring in Information Sciences and Technology (IST). Over the Summer Sarah worked at Ernst & Young LLP as a Risk Advisory Intern in their Government Public Sector, where she worked on an IT audit for a large government client. Sarah got involved with Red Cell her sophomore year and is also a Learning Assistant for the College of IST where she works on two different classes covering crime and terrorism and decision theory. Sarah is also very involved in THON through her sorority and committee. In her free time, Sarah likes to travel, watch TV, and run.

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 Carly Palermo 

Communications Director 

 Carly is a junior majoring in Security and Risk Analysis (SRA) with a focus in Intelligence Analysis Modeling (IAM) and a minor in Global Security. She became a member of RCAL her Sophomore year and enjoys how the club integrates many different ideas to unify the club as a whole. Carly enjoys participating in THON activities and committees as well as Best Buddies. In her free time, Carly likes to spend time with family and friends, as well as working out and running.

 

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 Mike Hoag

Logistics /Financial Officer 

 Mike is a sophomore majoring in Security and Risk Analysis (SRA) focusing on Intelligence and Modeling. He got involved with RCAL his freshmen year and enjoys the clubs classroom applicability. He is also Army ROTC and in his free time enjoys hiking, sports, and spending time with friends and family. 

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Joe DeSandre

Special Projects Officer 

Joe is a senior majoring in Security and Risk Analysis (SRA) with a focus on Intelligence Analysis and Modeling (IAM) and minoring in Information Sciences and Technology. Over the past two summers, Joe has completed internships with Aetna and Accenture. In his free time, Joe likes to hike, play sports, and spend time with friends.

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 Alexa DeLuzio

Science and Technology Officer

 Alexa is a junior majoring in Security and Risk Analysis with an emphasis in intelligence analysis modeling. She is involved in various activities around campus including  Risk Management chair of her sorority, and a Learning Assistant for SRA 221 Overview of Information Security. Alexa has an interest in Technology or Risk Management consulting.

 

Mr. Parquette was formerly the Chairman of the Foreign Denial and Deception Committee
(FDDC) of the National Intelligence Council (NIC), Office of the Director of National
Intelligence (ODNI). Mr. Parquette was full time faculty at the National Intelligence University
(NIU) for thirteen years and formerly from NIC for the past 17 years. Mr. Parquette has 22
years’ experience in strategic intelligence, denial and deception operations, planning, analysis,
and collection as an operator, educator and senior policy advisor. Mr. Parquette is well versed in
the sources of foreign knowledge, adversarial reasoning, information security and management
as it pertains to issues in the government and the of the Intelligence Community (IC). Mr.
Parquette has provided subject matter expertise in the areas of strategic intelligence, deception
analysis, Foreign Denial
Mr. Parquette was formerly the Chairman of the Foreign Denial and Deception Committee (FDDC) of the National Intelligence Council (NIC), Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). Mr. Parquette was full time faculty at the National Intelligence University (NIU) for thirteen years and formerly from NIC for the past 17 years. Mr. Parquette has 22 years’ experience in strategic intelligence, denial and deception operations, planning, analysis, and collection as an operator, educator and senior policy advisor. Mr. Parquette is well versed in the sources of foreign knowledge, adversarial reasoning, information security and management as it pertains to issues in the government and the of the Intelligence Community (IC). Mr. Parquette has provided subject matter expertise in the areas of strategic intelligence, deception analysis, Foreign Denial & Deception (FDD), Military Deception, Information Operations (IO), Information Warfare (IW), and Strategic Planning for a variety of clients. Mr. Parquette is a retired Lieutenant Colonel with twenty-two years of active service and nineteen years’ experience as a program manager in the United States Government (USG), Intelligence Community (IC). Mr. Parquette holds an M. Ed, Loyola University, Maryland, M.A., Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri, and a B.S. from Northeastern University, Boston.

Lest We Forget

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Captain Samuel Schultz - Founding Board Member, 2008

On April 3, 2018, Captain Samuel Schultz was killed when his CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter crashed outside the border town of El Centro, California. Three other members of his squadron were also killed in the crash. Sam was a 2012 graduate of Penn State University and was commissioned through the NROTC program as a Marine Option Midshipman. Sam’s memory is preserved in perpetuity at the Penn State NROTC unit through the Captain Sam Schultz Memorial Award and a memorial in the Wagner Building lobby that recognizes all Penn State Sailors and Marines killed in the line of duty since 9/11. Rest in peace Sam.

Semper Fidelis

 

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