In 2019, Babbette Jackson made history as the only African American female graduate in Computer Information Systems from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, specializing in Business Administration with an emphasis in Information Security and Forensics. As a Senior Insider Threat and Data Loss Prevention Analyst at Edward Jones, she has honed her skills in safeguarding critical digital infrastructures.
Diagnosed with autism in 2021, Babbette Jackson has fully embraced her identity as a neurodiverse individual, becoming a vibrant advocate for inclusion in STEM. Her TikTok page, @theautisticgiraffe, has over 40K followers and stands as a vibrant testament to her dedication to raising awareness about neurodiversity. The content on her platform seamlessly integrates her personal experiences with being a late diagnosed African American autistic female, making complex topics accessible and relatable to a diverse audience.
Further extending her advocacy and educational outreach, Babbette Jackson also manages an Instagram page, @technically__rose. This page focuses on demystifying the intricacies of cybersecurity and promoting awareness. It serves as a valuable resource for individuals interested in technology, cybersecurity, and the significance of diversity within the tech community.
With her life's mantra, “Never Stop Learning Because Life Never Stops Teaching,” Babbette Jackson continues to inspire and educate, weaving together her journey of professional achievements and personal resilience. Her unique voice in the cybersecurity and neurodiversity communities not only highlights her expertise but also underscores her role as a catalyst for change and inclusion.