USDS team members have diverse industry backgrounds, from Silicon Valley startups to nonprofits to civic tech. What we all share is a passion to fulfill the USDS mission. Meet a few of our current and former staff and read their unique USDS origin stories.
“It’s not about how can we maximize digital ad space or make conversion rates better, but how we can use technology to really make a difference in someone’s life.”
“I have never met such a passionate group of individuals who show up for one another to provide help on projects and emotionally support each other during difficult times.”
“These solutions will improve the lives millions of citizens, which is the most amazing reward you can feel ever in your career.”
“I was interested in USDS for personal reasons: the projects are high-impact, and working at USDS was a chance to grow professionally. But in the end it was the chance to make a difference in people's lives that sold me on the job.”
“I've always looked for work that sits at the intersection of my personal desire to create a more empathetic world and my career aspirations to tell great stories that matter.”
“The actual project work is important, but where I see the biggest potential is in the culture change and new ways of working that we can bring to agencies.”
“Making sure we can improve, design, and iterate on a printed piece of paper, while explaining policy in a more human-centered way was a challenge I wasn’t expecting.”
“Despite the challenges that arise on any given day, I wouldn’t trade this job for anything, especially in this moment.”
“If you are thinking about totally disrupting your comfortable lifestyle and moving to Washington, D.C., for a family adventure like we did...”
“There is definitely a need for more women of color to speak tech and government at the same time. I believe in changing the status quo, and more importantly, empowering good people with the right tools, especially in government.”
“And my resolve to contribute to the movement was only strengthened when I heard about how USDS works, their values, and the awesome things they had delivered.”
“It is a rare, one of a kind opportunity. It is the ability to work at the highest level of government in the United States to impact people at a scale that is unrivaled.”
“Making responsible decisions about complex issues requires representation at the table where the decisions are being made.”
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