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Kathy Pham

Senior Advisor, Mozilla; Fellow, Harvard Shorenstein Center

Kathy Pham is a product leader, computer scientist, and founder. She is a fellow and a member of faculty at the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and senior advisor on responsible computer science at Mozilla. She also serves as Deputy Chief Technologist at the Federal Trade Commission. 
 
Kathy Pham’s expertise lies at the intersection of technology, ethics, and responsibility, with a focus on ethical principles in practice in product management, design, and engineering. Her work has spanned Mozilla, Google, IBM, Harris Healthcare, as well as the federal government, where she was a founding product and engineering member of the White House’s United States Digital Service. She has founded numerous initiatives, including the Ethical Tech Collective, Women in Product Boston, and Team Curious.
 
At Harvard, Kathy created Product and Society, as well as Product Management and Society, which she also currently teaches. She is an affiliate at the Harvard Berkman Klein Center, where she founded the Ethical Tech Working Group and focuses on ethics in technology, with an emphasis on engineering culture and computer science curricula.  At Mozilla, Kathy co-founded and advises the Responsible Computer Science Challenge and co-founded the new Mozilla Builders Fix-the-Internet Incubator. 

She advises in the areas of product, social responsibility, hiring, building teams, and community inclusion, and serves on the advisory boards of technology companies and nonprofits alike. Her honors include induction into the Computing Hall of Fame at Georgia Institute of Technology, a finalist in the StarCraft II After Hours Gaming League, and a guest of former First Lady Michelle Obama at the State of the Union Address, among numerous others. She holds a B.S. and an M.S. in computer science from Georgia Tech and Supélec in Metz, France.

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