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Keyser Santana

Senior Global Security Manager
Pratt & Whitney

Keyser Santana is a senior global security manager at Pratt & Whitney, where she focuses on leading strategic projects across the enterprise. She graduated from DePaul University with a bachelor’s degree in international political economies and is a distinguished member of Sigma Iota Rho, a collegiate honor society for International Studies.

Prior to devoting her talents to Pratt & Whitney, Santana served as a security specialist at The Boeing Company. She also previously served in the U.S. military for 15 years as an intelligence officer who visited over 37 countries and was deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.


I'm Not Lucky, I'm a Badass: Prioritizing Intentionality in Career Development

Presented by Amanda Payne, Dakota BierlyKelsey Carnell and Keyser Santana at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 16

Speakers Dakota Bierly, Kelsey Carnell, Amanda Payne and Keyser Santana will share career milestones and the steps it took to accomplish them during a discussion on how to prioritize intentionality as you navigate your career path. We will explore how to identify and pursue opportunities that align with values and passions and the importance of networking, mentorship, advocacy and self-care in our professional lives. Through this discussion, we will also highlight how to leverage self-reflection and self-grace while sharing common experiences to bridge connections within the room.

Participants will leave the session with feelings of empowerment, renewed energy, and focus, armed with ideas to overcome challenges and intentionally progress in their own career paths.