Thanks to the 2023 Civic Digital Fellows

Every year, rising civic technologists dedicate their summer time to innovating in native, state, and federal authorities workplaces throughout america via the Civic Digital Fellowship. The cohort consists of fellows from numerous backgrounds, expertise ranges, and areas who share a mission of utilizing their abilities to make impactful change. This summer time, the U.S. Division of Well being and Human Providers (HHS) welcomed 4 fellows who introduced their experience in product administration, knowledge analytics, pc science, and design to the desk to work on high-impact initiatives.  
Two fellows labored with the Office of the Chief Data Officer (OCDO) and the Workplace of the Chief Synthetic Intelligence Officer (OCAIO) on initiatives associated to the HHS Knowledge Technique and Synthetic Intelligence (AI) and machine studying use. Two fellows labored with OASH  on Kidney Innovation and the KidneyX Innovation Accelerator, together with utilizing human-centered design to enhance and innovate services and products.
Every fellow describes how their distinctive expertise and skillset contributes to the HHS mission of enhancing the well being and well-being of all People under.

Hayley Barton

Durham, North Carolina
Grasp of Enterprise Administration and Grasp of Public Coverage, class of 2025
Duke College

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As a graduate scholar learning expertise coverage at Duke College, I’m thrilled for the chance to use my knowledge and coverage evaluation abilities to assist the HHS Workplace of the Chief Knowledge Officer this summer time. I consider within the energy of collaboration and accountable knowledge governance to handle and innovate round a few of society’s greatest challenges, together with public well being, and I’m excited to contribute on this space. Exterior of the fellowship, my analysis via Duke’s Expertise Coverage Lab focuses on the nationwide safety implications of knowledge brokerage and belief and security on digital platforms.
Previous to graduate faculty, I labored as an Analyst and Senior Analyst at an financial consulting agency in Washington D.C. the place I labored on knowledge evaluation and monetary modeling for litigation. I additionally maintain an undergraduate diploma in Economics from Duke College, with minors in Laptop Science and Spanish. In my spare time, you could find me visiting nationwide parks, singing choral music, and serving neighborhood parks and nonprofits.

Suhan Kacholia

Athens, Georgia
Bachelor of Science in Cognitive Science, Grasp of Science in Synthetic Intelligence, class of 2025
College of Georgia

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I’m a rising junior and a fellow on the College of Georgia, the place I’m pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Cognitive Science and a Grasp of Science in Synthetic Intelligence. Considering creating social influence via expertise, I based a political tech startup and developed AI instruments at a polling agency. In school, I carried out data-driven analysis on transit insurance policies and native governments. I at present function Editor-in-Chief of a College of Georgia publication. I hope to proceed utilizing knowledge and expertise to enhance lives throughout my fellowship at HHS. In my free time, I get pleasure from studying books on politics and historical past, taking part in guitar, and mountain climbing.

Ryan Manthy

Chicago, Illinois
Bachelor of Science in Laptop Science, class of 2024
Illinois Institute of Expertise

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Rising up with a firefighter father and a mom working in healthcare, I witnessed the tough realities confronted by weak people and developed a ardour for public service. My internship with a state consultant additional bolstered my dedication to discovering options for these constituencies. Concurrently, I sparked an curiosity in expertise by creating my first web site at 12 and delved into programming throughout highschool. These experiences formed my curiosity within the subject of public curiosity expertise.

I’m a rising senior pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Laptop Science and a Grasp of Science in Biomedical Engineering on the Illinois Institute of Expertise and was awarded a scholarship for public service. Over the previous two years, I’ve labored as a expertise intern at a venture-backed retail startup, gaining beneficial insights into scalable expertise growth. Moreover, my expertise constructing a social influence startup within the digital well being house has geared up me with discovery interview abilities and a deep understanding of navigating complexities in healthcare expertise.
Within the subsequent decade, I hope to work as a technologist bridging the hole between expertise and social companies; growing expertise that enhances the accessibility, affordability, and fairness of healthcare via social service platforms; and positively influencing how People have interaction with government-supported healthcare methods.

Vivian Wang

Palo Alto, California
Bachelor of Science in Laptop Science and Human Laptop Interplay, class of 2025
Stanford College

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As a social entrepreneur by day and pc scientist by evening, I am intrigued by the purposes of expertise within the social influence house. I’m a rising junior at Stanford College learning pc science and entrepreneurial administration. Over the previous 8 years, I’ve beloved main public service initiatives, whether or not it’s operating my nonprofit since 2014 or spearheading initiatives to uplift younger ladies in STEM. After I began school, I sought out extra alternatives to use my technical information for public good. I’m wanting ahead to my summer time fellowship with HHS in order that I can leverage my technical background to make our authorities extra environment friendly, efficient, and equitable. I’m a agency believer in bringing folks collectively via inclusive merchandise designed by underrepresented people in expertise, resembling folks of coloration and ladies in STEM like myself. Sooner or later, I dream of making a product for my nonprofit that might assist luxurious lodge manufacturers implement company worldwide social accountability initiatives referring to sustainable linens recycling. I hope I can apply my learnings from the Civic Digital Fellowship on to my future aspirations in product-related work. In my free time, I get pleasure from touring the world, happening hikes, writing articles for my faculty newspaper, and strolling backwards throughout campus as a tour information at Stanford.

Thanks to the Civic Digital Fellows for his or her civic tech service summer time. We will’t wait to see what you accomplish!