SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - A local graduate of Windsor Forest High School is joining the First Lady as a guest at the 2015 State of the Union address on Tuesday. Her former teachers were not surprised to hear one of the top graduates of 2004 was selected.
Kathy Pham graduted second in her class and now she is a computer scientist. From Google to IBM to Harris Healthcare Solutions, she's designed health care software, studied disease trends with data analytics, and built data warehouses for hospitals.
Now, Pham is a part of the U.S. Digital Service, where her technology background unites with her passion for public service.
WTOC spoke to one of her former teachers who said she was very involved in high school. She played on the volleyball team and was a stand out student.
"I am not surprised. She was very driven, Even when she was in school, she did a lot of activities and she was very involved in school," math teacher Angela DeLettre said.
As a member of the U.S. Digital Service, she's working to improve health IT for more Americans, expand veterans access to benefits, and transform how government provides services to families like her own.