One of Google's first 100 employees, Morehead, Kentucky native Matt Cutts was on the ground floor of what is today the world's largest search engine. Today, Cutts is putting his expertise to work at the U.S. Digital Service (USDS). Cutts says people may know about the USDS because they helped rescue the healthcare.gov website. In addition, USDS has helped veterans get their health benefits, brought bug bounties to the federal government and helped the Internal Revenue Service protect taxpayer information.
As 1995 graduate in computer science, Cutts gives much of the credit for the success he experienced at Google to the undergraduate education he received at the University of Kentucky.
"There's no reason you can't get as good of an education at UK as anywhere else in the world. All these people went to Stanford and Harvard and MIT and Carnegie Mellon, and at UK you can totally keep up with them. You just have to make sure you put in your work and put in your time."