Scary challenges at the U.S. Digital Service

This Halloween we’re highlighting members of our team, scary challenges they have overcome, and the things they like most about this time of year.

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USDS logo carved by designer Ellen Butters.
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Florence Kasule, She/ Her, Procuremenati at U.S. Digital Service, born in Uganda and grew up in Simi Valley, California, previously at Health & Human Services, the National Labor Relations Board and DoD before USDS

What is the scariest challenge you‘ve overcome while at USDS?

What is your all-time favorite Halloween costume?

What do you look forward to most during the month of October?

If you’re taking someone trick-or-treating, what is their costume?!

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Francisco Eduardo Rosado Naranjo- Frankie, He/ Him, Executive Assistant at U.S. Digital Service, from Orlando, FL, previously at ADP

What is the scariest challenge you‘ve overcome while at USDS?

What is your all-time favorite Halloween costume?

What is your Halloween candy of choice?

What do you look forward to most during the month of October?

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Angela Grossfeld, She/ Her, Events & Partnerships Lead on Talent Team, U.S. Digital Service, previously at Google

What is the scariest challenge you‘ve overcome while at USDS?

What is your Halloween candy of choice?

If you’re taking someone trick-or-treating, what is their costume?!

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Neil Sharma, He/ Him, Engineer at Department of Homeland Security Digital Service, from the Bay Area, CA, previously at small web startup

What is the scariest challenge you‘ve overcome while at USDS?

What is the scariest Halloween costume?

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Matt Cutts, Administrator at U.S. Digital Service, He/ Him, from Kentucky, previously at Google

What is the scariest challenge you‘ve overcome while at USDS?

What is your Halloween candy of choice?

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Eunice Garcia, She/ Her, Office Manager at U.S. Digital Service, from Los Angeles, CA, previously at Office of Records Management, WHO

What is the scariest challenge you‘ve overcome while at USDS?

What is your all-time favorite Halloween costume?

What is your Halloween candy of choice?

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Jennifer Noinaj, She/ Her, UX and Product Designer, Department of Homeland Security Digital Service — FEMA, from Chicago, IL, previously Interaction Designer at National Instruments

What is the scariest challenge you‘ve overcome while at USDS?

What do you look forward to most during the month of October?

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Nick Hake, He/ Him, Talent Operations Specialist at U.S. Digital Service, from Columbia City, IN, previously recruiter for USAID’s Office of US Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA)

What is the scariest challenge you‘ve overcome while at USDS?

What do you look forward to most during the month of October?

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Rauland A. Sharp, He/ Him, Talent Operations at U.S. Digital Service, from Chicago, IL, previously Program Manager within the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s Corporate Recruitment and Outreach Division

What is the scariest challenge you‘ve overcome while at USDS?

What is your all-time favorite Halloween costume?

What do you look forward to most during the month of October?

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Marcy Jacobs, Executive Director, Digital Service at Veterans Affairs, She/ Her, from Potomac, MD, previously at Government contracting firm in VA

What is the scariest challenge you‘ve overcome while at USDS?

What is your Halloween candy of choice?

If you’re taking someone trick-or-treating, what is their costume?!

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Michael Boyce, He/ Him, Bureaucracy Hacker at Department of Homeland Security Digital Service — Asylum Team, from New York, NY, previously a member of the Refugee Corps

What is the scariest challenge you‘ve overcome while at USDS?

What is your all-time favorite Halloween costume?

What is your favorite Halloween costume?


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The best of government.
And we want you.

We’re looking for the most tenacious designers, software engineers, product managers, and more, who are committed to untangling, rewiring and redesigning critical government services. You’ll join a team of the most talented technologists from across the private sector and government.
If you have questions regarding employment with the U.S. Digital Service, please contact us at usds@omb.eop.gov and visit usds.gov/join.



Kelsey Hastings leads digital marketing and content at U.S. Digital Service. She helps share the inspiring stories of colleagues, alumni, influencers, and the impact of their work. Most days she can be found brainstorming ways to inspire technologists to join USDS and improve government services for all.

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The United States Digital Service is a tech startup working across the Federal government to deliver better services to the American people. www.usds.gov

U.S. Digital Service

The United States Digital Service is a tech startup working across the Federal government to deliver better services to the American people.

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Written by

The United States Digital Service is a tech startup working across the Federal government to deliver better services to the American people. www.usds.gov

U.S. Digital Service

The United States Digital Service is a tech startup working across the Federal government to deliver better services to the American people.

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