Kathy Pham is joining the First Lady as a guest at the 2015 State of the Union address on January 20. Watch it live at 9 p.m. ET at WhiteHouse.gov/SOTU.
Kathy, a computer scientist, has used technology throughout her career to tackle pressing challenges. From Google to IBM to Harris Healthcare Solutions, she's designed health care interoperability software, studied disease trends with data analytics, and built data warehouses for hospital.
Now, she's a part of the U.S. Digital Service, where her technology background unites with her passion for public service.
This passion and commitment is rooted in her family's story: Kathy's parents came to America in pursuit of a better life. Her mother received the critical cancer treatment that she needed, thanks to the Affordable Care Act. Her brother earned the Purple Heart for his service in Afghanistan.
As a member of the U.S. Digital Service, she's working to improve health IT for more Americans, expand veterans' access to benefits, and transform how government provides services to families like her own.
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