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People of Public Service

Meet the people serving our communities



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Vivian Chen

"I am proud to confront the issues of equity in our underserved communities. I believe we can all make a difference to improve the current ethnic and gender disparity in the federal government. It's when we achieve racial and gender equity will we have a diverse workforce to meet the needs of the communities we serve."

USDA Forest Service, Senior Director of the EMS

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Tarita Bennett

"Working as a public servant enables me to use my diplomacy skills to impact change in dealing with so many different people, priorities, and personalities."

USAID, Bureau for Management, Communications Director

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Sai Muddasani

"I'm proud to be a public servant because I get to share the stories, histories, & cultures tied to some of the world’s greatest artistic achievements with the American people. I learn so much from my colleagues, and it’s my honor to amplify their scholarship & hard work through social media & communications."

Social Media Specialist, Freer and Sackler Galleries, Smithsonian Institution

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Gary Norman

"Public service is truly a calling. As a blind person, I could not serve in the military, but I consider my federal career as my military service. I am gifted at bringing together diverse thought leaders and brokering visionary outcomes and deliverables."

CMS, OEOCR, Attorney Advisor

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Brandon Jubar

"I am proud to be a “Section 508 Evangelist,” advocating for accessible technology and digital content, while changing the culture at the Department of Labor. I motivate and inspire my coworkers to work towards providing services and resources that are much more accessible to people with disabilities."

Department of Labor, Office of the CIO, Branch Chief of Quality Management

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Pamela Crawford

"My pride in public service stems from the ability to contribute to programs and projects that directly benefit Americans across the country and worldwide, especially targeting the underserved. As public servants, we are so fortunate our projects can improve the quality of life for millions of people."

Social Security Advisory Board, Senior Advisor

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Maggie Yancey

"What makes me proud as a public servant is getting the opportunity to improve environmental conditions for all Americans. In my job with DOE, I empower communities through knowledge & connecting them to the right experts to better understand wind energy development & what it means for the places they live."

DOE, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Wind Energy Technologies Office

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Jocelyn Nieto

"As a first-generation Latina, it is an honor to be a public servant. Working at the U.S. Treasury and doing my part in creating an equitable world through strategic planning is the most fulfilling job I’ve had, and I look forward to a long career serving the American people."

Treasury, Office of Strategic Planning & Performance Improvement, Performance Analyst

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Gregory Nahmens

"I consider public service to be a calling. I get the opportunity to help save lives by speaking about safety at Travel Planner industry conferences throughout the year. I teach the travel industry about the importance & use of FMCSA’s safety resource tools when selecting passenger carrier services."

USDOT FMCSA MC-ECP Transportation Specialist

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Ashish Sarin

"In my position as a Regulatory Health Scientist at the FDA, I focus on improving public health by finding solutions to complex problems & giving every task 100% effort. I stand behind the FDA mission of ensuring safety, efficacy, and security of drugs, food, and products."

HHS, FDA, Regulatory Health Scientist

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Victoria Masih

"Public service is an opportunity to give something back to the community and the nation for the things they've given to me. In my role at HUD, I always set aside my biases and include everyone in the conversation, especially people who have a different viewpoint than me."

HUD, Office of Innovation, Ideation Facilitator

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R. Chase Sawyer

"My public service superpower is taking vast amounts of information and data to create products that are useful to the public, businesses, and policy makers."

Census Bureau, Social, Economic, and Housing Statistics Division, Survey Statistician

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Kristina Martorano

"I'm proud to be a public servant because I know what I do makes a difference in the lives of everyday Americans. Food was always important in my Italian American family & knowing that through my work at USDA, I can make sure families have access to food as I did, makes every day a rewarding work experience."

USDA, Farm Service Agency, Senior Program Analyst

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Kelly Reese

"Working as a public servant enables me to use my skills to affect change and support national security efforts thereby benefitting all Americans. Maintaining the right mindset helps me tackle problems both large and small to further our national security interests."

Department of the Air Force, Air Force Strategy, Program Analyst

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Aliza Brown

"I'm proud to be a steward for American tax dollars and humbled to be a protector of federal funds. As a USPTO contracting officer, it's an asset to be both adaptable and resilient. I quickly adjust when customers’ needs and requirements grow and change."

USPTO, Contracting Officer

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Shemika Wray

"I am proud to be a public servant because in doing my job I can make a small difference, which in turn leads to change in the lives of Veterans. I make sure to show up and be present every day because I care deeply about Veterans."

Department of Veterans Affairs, Strategic Acquisition Center, Contracting Specialist

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Nicol J. Collins

"My public service superpower is optimism! I try to keep my team engaged and excited no matter the challenge. Together, we help our employees and our taxpayers become more aware of digital tools which assist us all, and for that I am very proud."

IRS, Online Service, Product Development Specialist (Product Outreach Coordinator)

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Jarah Meador

"I love my job because Challenge.gov is a portal for equitable public participation in problem solving and innovation within the federal government."

Open Innovation Programs for CitizenScience.gov and Challenge.gov, Director

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Dieynaba S. Diabate

"Being able to help taxpayers in need of assistance makes me very proud to be a public service member. It is uplifting, heartwarming, and touching knowing that at the end of each day I was able to aid people with their concerns."

IRS, W&I, Customer Service Representative

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Cameron Keys

"My public service superpower is Mining the Archive. This superpower uses research tools to extract meaning from documents produced by and for an organization over many decades, locating useful insights that promote institutional learning, shape policy alternatives, and inspire historically-informed futures."

U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Financial Specialist