Booz Allen’s Catherine Ordun Honored with DCFemTech Award

Apr 27, 2018 4:20 PM ET
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Booz Allen Hamilton Data Scientist Catherine Ordun will be recognized with a DCFemTech Award at a ceremony to be held May 7 at The Washington Post. The prestigious award recognizes women in the D.C. Metro area “based on their impact on the organization they work for, the complexity of the issues they address with code or data, and their open source contributions or work in the community.” This year, 54 honorees were selected for recognition from a pool of 620 nominees. DCFemTech is a “coalition of women leaders aimed at amplifying the efforts of women in tech organizations, sharing resources, and bringing leaders together to close the gender gap.” Catherine will be the first female at Booz Allen to ever receive this award.

Meet Catherine. At Booz Allen, Catherine is a lead developer of prototype machine learning models for government organizations, including the Department of Treasury and Department of Defense. She has authored technical solutions for the Department of Veterans Affairs regarding how AI can be used for Veterans benefits assistance. She has served as a Program Conference Reviewer for the 2018 Scientific Computing with Python and International Society for Disease Surveillance conferences, and presented tutorials to the Booz Allen and University of Virginia Women in Data Science groups.  She is proud to have led her team in the recent Department of Health and Human Services opioid hackathon to the Final 3, beating out several large corporate competitors. Additionally, Catherine will be presenting at JupyterCon in August 2018.

Booz Allen is committed to empowering women like Catherine Ordun to use the power of data to help solve the most difficult challenges facing society and our world.

For more information on the winners, visit: http://dcfemtech.com/awards.

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