As Google’s chief diversity officer, Melonie Parker is responsible for advancing Google’s employee engagement strategy across diversity, equity, and inclusion. She is an advocate for change and a passionate thought leader whose mission is to help make Google more reflective of the world around us. Prior to Google, Melonie served as the vice president of human resources and communications at Sandia National Laboratories, where she was responsible for the leadership and Labs-wide management of human resources, health, benefits, and employee services. She also worked at Lockheed Martin for over seventeen years in a variety of business areas, locations, and progressive leadership roles. Melonie received a BA in mass communications from Hampton University and an MA in human resources from Villanova University.