Sharon Wong is the Deputy Director for Coordination & Policy in the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM)'s Office of Diversity & Inclusion (ODI), the office that leads and manages the government-wide diversity and inclusion effort. Prior to this, she served for over 10 years as the Diversity & Inclusion Officer at NASA/GSFC, where she led the diversity and inclusion efforts to effect inclusion and full utilization of the diverse workforce, resulting in a #2 (out of 226) ranking for Diversity in the Best Places to Work in Government over the last 2 years. With over 25 years at NASA, her work experiences include 15 years as a Lead Software Integration and Test Engineer, and in Strategic Planning and Outreach at NASA/HQ.
Ms. Wong is a past Chair (and a lifetime member) of AAGEN, an organization of APA senior executives in government; the National Secretary for the OCA, a national social justice and civil rights advocacy organization dedicated to advancing the social, political and economic well-being of APAs; a Past President of the Greater Washington, DC chapter of OCA; and a Past President of the Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC). Ms. Wong was a Commissioner on the State of Maryland Commission for Women, and is a lifetime member of Federally Employed Women (FEW) and Blacks in Government (BIG). Ms. Wong is also the Diversity Co-Chair for the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Board of Governors.
Ms. Wong has received the NASA/KSC Equal Opportunity Award, the Astronaut Silver Snoopy Award, and an Outstanding Leadership Award from NASA/GSFC. She received her B.S. in Physics from Wheeling College in West Virginia and her M.S. in Engineering Systems Analysis from the University of Central Florida in Orlando. She also has a Diversity Management Certificate from Cornell University.