Junish A. Arora

Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer, Office of Civil Rights

U.S. Department of Commerce

Junish A. Arora is currently Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer (CDO) at the Department of Commerce (DOC). In that capacity, implements an internal DEIA strategy to fully integrate and sustain DEIA and belonging into the agency’s workforce, promotes DEIA in the Department’s externally-focused mission areas and service delivery, supporting outreach to historically underserved communities; and develops

Before joining DOC, Mr. Arora held numerous positions in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), including serving as: Deputy Director, Strategic Recruitment, Diversity and Inclusion, Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer; and Director, Diversity Management Section, Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. Prior to working for DHS, Mr. Arora served in various EEO positions within the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, DOC, where he joined as a Presidential Management Fellow.

Mr. Arora received his B.A. in English from Dartmouth College, his M.A. in English from the University of Virginia, and his J.D. from The School of Law at the University of Texas at Austin.