Carolyn Hightower speaks with Katherine Chon about her decades-long career in public service

Recorded May 12, 2023 Archived May 12, 2023 36:27 minutes
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In celebration of Public Service Recognition Week, Carolyn Hightower, Deputy Director of the Office on Trafficking in Persons at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, speaks with Katherine Chon, Director of the Office on Trafficking in Persons, about her experience working in the federal government. Carolyn reflects on the beginning of her public service journey in the 1980s and her work in the emerging victim’s services field. She shares insight into what public service looks like at the federal level, talks about the many mentors who have impacted her career, and offers advice for future generations of young people interested in joining public service. The conversation concludes with Carolyn’s thoughts on how she sustains her heart for public service and reflections on Public Service Recognition Week.


  • Carolyn Hightower
  • Katherine Chon

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