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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity Office

Four people pose standing outside, two on either side of the large NIST entrance sign.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity Office staff (from left) Dr. Jeanita Pritchett, Dr. Sesha Joi Moon, Dr. Juan Fung and Dr. Carina Hahn next to the sign at the main entrance of NIST's Gaithersburg campus.


headshot of Sesha Moon
Credit: Department of Commerce

Dr. Sesha Joi Moon [she | her | hers] is the chief diversity officer and director of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity Office at the National Institute of Standards and Technology within the U.S. Department of Commerce. In this role, her coined philosophical stance is that “diversity is delegating differences and inclusivity is celebrating differences — but equity is elevating differences.” Read her full bio.


portrait of Jeanita Pritchett, a smiling, dark complected woman with long, flowing black hair

Dr. Jeanita Pritchett [she | her | hers] is a senior diversity, equity, and inclusivity (DEI) strategist in the NIST Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity Office. She began her career working as an NRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow and analytical chemist focused on developing reference materials for clinical, food, and forensics-related programs. After spending years at the bench, she decided to pivot her career to pursue her passion: Motivating others to gain clarity and confidence as they navigate their careers while elevating DEI in STEM. Read her full bio.


Juan Fung

Dr. Juan Fung [he | him | his] is a diversity, equity, and inclusivity statistic research analyst in the NIST Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity Office and an economist in the Engineering Laboratory’s Applied Economics Office. His research focuses on the economics of disaster resilience and seismic risk mitigation. Read his full bio.