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Profile Information

Current Title:
MPP/MPA Graduate Student
Current Agency or Organization
Columbia University
What Best Describes Your Role?
Educational Background (Degree, School):
Columbia University
School of International & Public Affairs
Master of Public Administration

Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, Germany
Master of Public Policy

Stanford University
Bachelor of Arts - Human Biology, concentration in Health Policy
Profile Links - Blog, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook
Topics I Care About
Acquisition, Career, HR / Training, Leadership, Project / Program Mgmt, Telework, Analytics, Mobile, GIS, Citizen Engagement, Cloud, Open Source, Cybersecurity, Social Media, Data Center Consolidation, Digital Governance
My favorite public servant is:
Paul Farmer

Kim Truong's Blog

6 Tips for Putting on a Winning Webinar

Posted on August 15, 2013 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

Last week, GovLoop and ON24 hosted a virtual event on how government agencies can transition traditional in-person trainings and conferences to the virtual environment. This movement has the power to drastically cut costs, time, and emissions, while delivering an interactive and engaging experience to participants. The presentations were crammed with great tips on how to plan and execute successful events, such as virtual learning programs, conferences, and career fairs.



Compete Like a Man, Lead Like a Woman

Posted on August 15, 2013 at 1:00pm 10 Comments

Yesterday morning, I attended Drupal GovDays 2013 at the National Institutes of Health campus. While I have limited web design and coding experience, I found the conference valuable in that it showcased the power of technology in bringing people together to discuss leading practices and new tools. The depth and breadth of the speaker topics and workshops was incredible, ranging from how to use multilingual…


Recap: Why Emergency Communication Matters

Posted on August 14, 2013 at 5:00pm 2 Comments

Communications are never more important than when a crisis hits. Superstorm Sandy, the tornadoes in Moore, Oklahoma , the Boston Marathon bombings, and others have shown us how essential it is for our government and community leaders to quickly communicate with the public during an emergency.

At the same time, communication channels have changed. Technologies such as mobile were not…


Why “Do More with Less” is Wrong

Posted on August 12, 2013 at 3:00pm 14 Comments

For government managers faced with restrained budgets, hiring freezes, and new mandates, the pressure to do more with existing resources has gained widespread traction. “Wrong” is a bit of an overstatement, but for one government leader, the notion of “doing more with less” misses a central point. Last week, Rafael Borras, Under Secretary for Management at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, told a packed room at the…


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