Alumni Story: Cathy Green Solomon ’82

I am a political appointee in the Obama administration, currently serving as Chief Financial Officer for the Executive Office of the President (the cluster of 11 offices including the White House, National Security Council, US Trade Representative, and the Council of Economic Advisers that support the daily operations of the Presidency). In this position I work with budget and accounting numbers every day, and am often required to interpret and explain this financial information for other political appointees. I rely heavily my MSS training as I look at the data analytically, identify trends, and explain potential implications for our operations. I am very grateful to the MSS Department, and to Joel Levine in particular, for encouraging and nurturing my interest in data analysis. (10/2014)