Glorimar Maldonado is the Diversity Officer for the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). In this role, she provides policy review, technical guidance, data-driven analyses, and strategic leadership for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) related programs and initiatives to recruit, retain, engage, and develop a prepared, diverse, and sustainable workforce. Further, as an instructor, she conducts employment and professional/leadership development workshops and K-12 activities that promote careers in mathematics and the sciences.
Previously, Ms. Maldonado was the Interim Deputy Director for Talent Acquisition and the first-ever and first Latina Chief Recruitment Officer for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In this role, she developed, reviewed, and implemented policies, programs, and initiatives to streamline and improve federal hiring and retention practices, implement robust diversity recruitment practices, and promote DEIA in the workforce.
Ms. Maldonado has also been a senior advisor for the Strategic Programs Office at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), where she developed, implemented and managed Hispanic recruitment and outreach programs and initiatives. Additionally, prior to joining the CDC, she was the chief of staff for the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. In this role, she supervised the daily operations of the office, including strategic planning, social media campaigns, management of staff, and the development and implementation of Presidential outreach programs..
Ms. Maldonado holds a Bachelor of Arts in English, history, and psychology and a Master of Science in leadership.