Ryen is a US Army Veteran who served 8 years active duty, including two combat tours overseas in Iraq and Afghanistan, prior to joining Microsoft. She also spent 5 years in the Army Reserves. At Microsoft, Ryen manages a diverse team of highly skilled individuals focused on helping customers architect and implement Microsoft Identity & Security solutions. Prior to her current role, Ryen held program management roles in Microsoft Engineering, in both Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection and Azure Active Directory product groups. As an active member of the security and veteran communities, she enjoys guiding and mentoring under-represented populations in these communities to navigate their careers and the world of security and tech.