"She was a great patriot who loved her country and loved serving the USA," family spokesman Theodore Hisey told WITN.
According to Knight's Linkedin profile, she had begun a new position with Naval Sea Systems Command earlier this month. She has worked at Naval Sea Systems Command since 2009.
Knight had a Bachelor's degree in Computer Information Systems from Campbell University in North Carolina, as well as a Master's in Computer Resources and Information Management from Webster University in Missouri and CIO and 4011 IA designations from National Defense University, her profile states.
To see a family interview with WTVD in Raleigh-Durham, click here.