Director, Office of Equity and DiversityCompany: Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT)
Role: Session Presenter
2021 Conference Session:
Seeing Through the Illusion of Equality: An Equity Filter for Real Results
Seema Desai currently serves as the director for the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) Office of Equity and Diversity. In this role, Seema oversees agency-wide equity, diversity, equal opportunity, nondiscrimination, and affirmative action activities and programs and is responsible for providing expert advice and legal consultation to ensure compliance with all applicable state and federal laws relating to employment discrimination.
Seema joined MnDOT in 2015 with a JD from Hamline University School of Law and with a BA in gender, women, and sexuality studies and Asian American studies. Seema is a licensed attorney and a qualified mediator, with more than 10 years of experience in the field of civil rights, including enforcement of municipal, state, and federal discrimination laws.