Kathy Pham is a computer scientist, product leader, and founder who has held roles in product management, software engineering, data science, people operations, and leadership in the private, non-profit, and public sector. Most recently, she founded the Ethical Tech Collective and Product and Society.
Kathy’s past work has spanned Google, IBM, Harris Healthcare, and government at the United States Digital Service at the White House, where she was a founding product and engineering member. She has founded Women in Product Boston, the Cancer Sidekick Foundation, Team Curious, and Unite for Sight southeast. Kathy has served on the advisory boards of the Anita Borg Institute and the “Make the Breast Pump Not Suck” initiative. She also advises large tech companies, startups, conferences, and non-profits on social responsibility, hiring, building teams, and community inclusion.
At the Berkman Klein Center, Kathy co-leads the Ethical Tech Working Group and focuses on ethics and social responsibility with an emphasis on engineering culture, artificial intelligence, and computer science curricula. Kathy is a Shorenstein Fellow and Adjunct Faculty at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, where she teaches Product Management and Society. She is also a Faculty Affiliate at the Center for Research on Computation and Society (CRCS) at Harvard, and Co-Lead of the Responsible Computer Science Challenge at the Mozilla, partnering with Omidyar Network.
Kathy has been recognized as Nguoi Viet’s 40 under 40, First Lady Michelle Obama’s Guest to the State of the Union Address, a finalist in the StarCraft II After Hours Gaming League, the Georgia Tech Greek Hall of Fame, and worldwide champion at the Imagine Cup Technology Competition. Her work has been featured in Fast Company, Wired, Politico, TechCrunch, NPR, VentureBeat, Nguoi Viet, and the Huffington Post. Kathy holds a B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology and Supelec in Metz, France.
Kathy can also be spotted looking for surf spots along the coast, and meandering down the streets with her children in the morning trying to make it to school in a reasonable amount of time.