Meet the Director

Kemba Hendrix serves as the Director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Kemba is working to cultivate an inclusive environment in the House, with a workforce that reflects the diversity of the country they serve.

Kemba boasts an accomplished background, having dedicated her career to education, conflict resolution, and the implementation of equal employment opportunities for individuals of all backgrounds. She has worked in several capacities and across multiple agencies to foster diverse, inclusive workplace environments.

Prior to her appointment by Speaker Pelosi as the inaugural Director of the House Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Kemba served as the Director of the House Democratic Diversity Intitiative, where she focused on increasing House Democratic workforce diversity and expanding opportunities for diversity candidates at all House staff levels.

Kemba holds a Bachelor degree from Xavier University and Juris Doctorate from Howard University School of Law. Since completing her education, she has worked within several organizations prior to joining the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, including: the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the U.S. Department of State as a legal advisor to the Chief Diversity Officer and Office of Civil Rights, and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management as an adviser regarding performance management, Civilian Senior Executive Service policy and procedures.