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A Congress.gov Interview with Zuhair Mahmoud, Information Technology Specialist

Today’s interview is with Zuhair Mahmoud, an information technology specialist within the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) of the Library of Congress. Describe your background. I was born in Amman, Jordan, and adopted the U.S. as my new home at the age of 17. I attended high school at Chelmsford High in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, […]

A Congress.gov Interview with Chalonda Newman, Quality Assurance Lead

Today’s interview is with Chalonda Newman, quality assurance lead for Congress.gov within the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) of the Library of Congress. Describe your background. What is your academic/professional history? I am an information technology specialist with years of experience developing web-based applications for the Library of Congress.  Prior to becoming a software developer, I worked […]

A Congress.gov Interview with Michelle Wilson, Scrum Master

Today’s interview is with Michelle Wilson, Congress.gov scrum master within the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) of the Library of Congress. Describe your background. What is your academic/professional history? I am an Information Technology Specialist with many years of experience developing online systems for both the federal and private sectors. Prior to coming to the Library […]

A Congress.gov Interview with Leah K. Ibraheem, Web Metrics Analyst

This week’s interview is with Leah K. Ibraheem, web metrics analyst within the Office of the Chief Information Officer of the Library of Congress. Describe your background. This is at least my fifth career in the past 20 or so years. I have also worked as a meeting & convention planner, an inventory manager, a database marketing manager, a […]

A Congress.gov Interview with Adrienne Keys, Specialist in Legislative Information Systems Management

This week’s interview is with Adrienne Keys, specialist in legislative information systems management within the Congressional Research Service (CRS) of the Library of Congress. Describe your background. I started my government career at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History. I worked first as an unpaid intern while I finished my bachelor’s degree at George […]

A Congress.gov Interview with Natalie Buda Smith, User Experience Team Supervisor

This week’s interview is with Natalie Buda Smith. Natalie is a user experience team supervisor here at the Library of Congress. Describe your background. Most of my 25+ year career has been in the field of user experience, working in different countries for a range of organizations including Fortune 500 companies, non-profits, and federal agencies. […]

A Congress.gov Interview with Fred Simonton, Information Technology Specialist

This week’s interview is with Fred Simonton, an information technology specialist in the Office of the Chief Information Officer. Describe your background. Born in Vermont, I grew up in Hawaii, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and New York, surrounded by and participating in the arts with a decided preference for music and drawing. In my college years […]