U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
The PIF program pairs diverse technologists and innovators with civil-servants and change-makers in the federal government to tackle some of our nation’s biggest challenges. I spent my time in D.C. focusing on increasing transparency through public-private consortia, including open data, and gathering narratives about our veterans to supplement VA's quantitative data with stories, aiming to improve access to VA services.
Creating a Customer-Centric Analytics Strategy
VA hosted two analytics and user experience forums to empower VA to map data-driven observations to its Strategic Plan:
the Open Data Roundtable and Analytics Powering Outcomes for Veterans.
Our team heard the stories of over 100 Veterans nationwide. Here are themes and observations.
Advocate for Minority Representation in STEM
Invited to participate in the Women & Girls in STEM Roundtable with talented high school students, Valerie Jarrett, Associate Director for Science Dr. Jo Handelsman and Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell,
SoSTEM: The State of STEM, and co-hosted We the Geeks,
a web discussion in honor of Black History Month.
Fifth Annual Science Fair on White House Blog