White House Highlights Ashifi Gogo as an Immigrant Innovator “Champion of Change”
May 29, 2013
On May 29th, the White House will honor Dr. Ashifi Gogo [Th’10—Dartmouth's first Ph.D. Innovation Program graduate] as one of eleven people who are Immigrant Innovator “Champions of Change.” This Champions event will highlight immigrant innovators and entrepreneurs—the best and brightest from around the world who are helping create American jobs, grow our economy, and make our nation more competitive.
“Immigrants have long made America more prosperous and innovative, and the Champions we are celebrating today represent the very best in leadership, entrepreneurship, and public service,” said US Chief Technology Officer Todd Park. “We are proud to recognize these leaders who work every day to grow our economy, advance science and technology, and support their home communities.”
The Champions of Change program was created as an opportunity for the White House to feature groups of Americans—individuals, businesses and organizations—who are doing extraordinary things to empower and inspire members of their communities.