Maisha Gray-Diggs, Special Director
Maisha Gray-Diggs, Ph.D. (also known as Dr. MGD), is the senior director of technical, university, and events talent acquisition for Twitter. She leads a global team that recruits the software engineers, product managers, data scientists, designers, and researchers responsible for the services and infrastructure that makes Twitter the go-to platform for #whatshappening. She is passionate about changing the face of tech and works daily to ensure #inclusionishappening in all of Twitter’s recruitment efforts. Prior to Twitter, she was the senior talent acquisition manager for Microsoft Silicon Valley/San Francisco.
Dr. Gray-Diggs is no stranger to career transitions. Before moving into full-time talent-acquisition roles for the last ~three years, she had a thriving research and development career in the consumer goods industry, working 11 years at Procter & Gamble in Cincinnati, and two years at The Clorox Co. in Pleasanton, California. There, she leveraged her B.S., which she earned from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and her Ph.D., from Northwestern University, both in materials science and engineering, to create household products for babies, moms, cats, and grillers.
She resides in Oakland, California, with her 9.5-year-old twins, William and Maya. In her free time (pre-COVID 19, of course), Dr. Gray-Diggs enjoys traveling, watches all basketball (#GoDubs), serves as a Donate Life ambassador and MIT Club of Northern California board member, and chauffeurs her children to competitive soccer games.