About the Alert1 Staff: Meet Kathy Vo

Kathy Vo

Kathy Vo joined Alert1 in 2016 and helps with their marketing efforts. At Alert1, Kathy aspires to help people have fun without compromising their well-being. She likes that Alert1 prioritizes their customers and aims to improve their experience. With Alert1, she hopes that people can access the right resources to live happy and healthy lives.

Kathy was born in San Jose and lives with her family (she’s working on adopting a German Shepherd sibling). She loves her hometown for its interesting mix of high-tech vibes and outdoor explorations. She may appear reserved at first, but Kathy is always down for an adventure to see, do, and learn new things. She hopes to travel to every continent in the world to hoist her Simba Pillow Pet on every cliff like in The Lion King. Currently, she and her friends are planning a summer backpacking trip through Europe.  

Kathy graduated with a degree in Psychology from University of California – San Diego. During college, she dabbled in everything from computer science education to clinical studies. As a part of her school's Psychology Honors Program, she led a research study on eyewitness memory. For her honors thesis project, she investigated the cross-race effect on a witness’ ability to identify the correct suspect. In San Diego, Kathy enjoyed weekly taco runs, beach trips, and food adventures. Despite San Diego’s infamous carne asada fries and ten-minute beach drives, Kathy is a NorCal girl at heart.

In her free time, Kathy enjoys watching TV shows (House of CardsJane the Virgin, and Parks & Recreation), writing short stories, and surviving Blogilates workouts. Her favorite movies are Maid in ManhattanRush Hour, and WALL-E. A movie will never make Kathy cry unless its protagonist is a dog. If she were a Disney princess, she would be Ariel. 

Kathy is a fan of the Golden State Warriors, though questions if signing Kevin Durant is an overkill. Thanks to dual screen technology, she witnessed two historic events: the Warriors' 73rd victory and Kobe's final game.

She can cook, but Kathy is best outside of the kitchen. Otherwise, she is eating at every San Jose restaurant from Ethiopian to Filipino cuisine. When watching TV, she loves munching on potato chips and mashed potatoes. Kathy enjoys in-the-moment adventure with friends. Going out with friends always involve food, boba drinks, and driving around town without any real destination. Her happy place is the company of family and friends. Kathy want seniors to be able to enjoy their happy place too, with the help of an Alert1 medical alert system by their side. 


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