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.

presidentialinnovationfellows.gov/

 

whitehouse.gov/digital/united-states-digital-service

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.

VA Open Data Findings Report

Human-Centered Design

Our team heard the stories of over 100 Veterans nationwide. Here are themes and observations.

HCD Report "Voices of Veterans"

Advocate for Minority Representation in STEM

Fifth Annual Science Fair on White House Blog

2015 SoSTEM Event on White House Blog

We the Geeks Video Series

Selected member of inaugural class of NASA’s Datanauts, women leaders from the tech communities who utilize innovative data solutions. 

NASA Datanauts Site