Zen Mak is the Head of Staffing for X, The Moonshot Factory (formerly known as Google [x]). Zen works to find and nurture pioneers, dreamers and agents of change from diverse backgrounds who want to develop moonshot technologies that are good for the world. Before joining X, Zen managed talent acquisition and people operations for high growth start-ups like Envoy and SquareTrade. Before that, she spent many years working as a consultant with fast growing startups building out their recruiting acceleration strategies. In her spare time you can find Zen working on her landcruiser readying it for another overlanding trip, solving Rubik’s cubes or with her three dogs in the parks in Oakland.