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Kathy DeWeese says that sometimes, mentors present themselves, and sometimes you have to seek them out. “I’ve done (both) over my career,” she said.

And it’s quite a career. DeWeese is Navy veteran who has worked in military intelligence and now leads Alion Science and Technology’s space and missile systems programs in Huntsville. She talked about the growing number of women in tech in the city and the value of mentors for them last week in the waning days of Women’s History Month.