Samir Chandra serves as an Accessibility Consultant in the Guidance, Education and Marketing Division in the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI). Prior to joining EDI in 2020, Samir worked as an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Specialist/Reasonable Accommodation (RA) Coordinator with the Social Security Administration (SSA).
During his time in SSA, he conducted several advanced EEO and RA trainings on subjects such as gender identity, unconscious bias, and the practical interpretation of RA in the workplace.
He previously worked in SSA’s disability program, both in payment processing and medical adjudication, where he learned skills that would later assist him in providing RA guidance.
Prior to entering federal service, Samir served two terms in the AmeriCorps program, where he holds fond memories of performing service projects across the nation.
Outside of work, Samir enjoys writing and recording music, organizing social events, and trying new cuisines.