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Pelosi Announces Appointment of Dr. Sesha Joi Moon as Director of House Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi today announced that Dr. Sesha Joi Moon will serve as the next Director of the House of Representatives Office of Diversity and Inclusion.  An award-winning leader in workplace diversity, equity, and inclusion, Dr. Moon currently serves as the Chief Diversity Officer and Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity at the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

“As Speaker, I am proud to appoint Dr. Sesha Joi Moon to lead the House’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion,” Speaker Nancy Pelosi said.  “It has long been one of my top priorities to ensure the halls of Congress reflect the beauty and vibrancy of the nation we represent, which is why the Democratic Majority established the Office of Diversity and Inclusion shortly after taking office in 2019.  A force for diversity, equity and inclusion throughout her career, Dr. Moon brings the skilled leadership this essential office needs to continue empowering diverse voices and building more open, welcoming workplaces on Capitol Hill.  The House Democratic Caucus takes great pride in the diversity of our Members and staff, and we look forward to working alongside Dr. Moon to recruit and retain the diverse, world-class talent the House needs to best serve the American people.”

Before joining the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Dr. Moon spent a decade helping prominent organizations develop more equitable workplaces, including as a Senior Talent Management Strategist at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and as a Human Capital Officer and Senior Policy Specialist at the D.C. Department of Human Resources.  Dr. Moon has also served as a fellow with The Conference Board’s Engagement Institute and the Partnership for Public Service’s Excellence in Government Fellowship Program.  She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.  A Virginia native, she holds a Ph.D. in Public Administration and Policy from Old Dominion University.

Established through one of the House’s first acts of the 116th Congress, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion is an independent and nonpartisan office tasked with improving the recruitment, retention and development of a diverse House workforce.  The Office also acts as a resource for House offices and increases awareness of diversity issues among House staff.

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