Born in Ely, Nevada of immigrant parents, but raised in Las Vegas, Kathy Sisolak is the 2nd First Lady to hold a professional career, as well performing her official state duties. Becoming First Lady of Nevada was something she never dreamed of. She was busy pursuing a career when she met County Commissioner, Steve Sisolak at a gym they both frequented and they married shortly before he took the oath as Governor in 2018. As co-owner of a financial Consultant business, she believes that learning financial literacy helps young people gain financial independence in life. She has chosen that subject as her First Lady official platform.
Kathy Ong Sisolak was interviewed on February 6, 2020 by the Nevada Women’s History Project through a grant from the Estelle J. Kelsey Foundation.