Deesha Dyer
Former White House Social Secretary
Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics Resident Fellow; Executive Director,

Deesha Dyer is a speaker, writer, community leader, event and strategy consultant, and most notably known as the Former Obama Administration Social Secretary. The Philadelphia native became a White House Intern at the age of 30 and completed a seven-year tenure there that honed her expertise in event coordination, logistics, protocol, and statecraft. Her storied career is unconventional at best, with themes of reinvention, drive, and a commitment to community service integrated throughout.

An award-winning event producer, Deesha has been featured in national media outlets including TIME, The New York Times, Marie Claire, Essence, Vogue, Refinery29, Forbes, Glamour, The Root and Washington Post. A charismatic speaker with unbridled optimism, she now shares her message of hope, hard work and living life on your own terms with audiences across the country, while running a teen travel community organization,