President-Elect Joe Biden appointed Mala Adiga, an Indian-American, as the policy director of his wife Jill Biden, who will be the First Lady.
On Friday, President-Elect Joe Biden appointed Mala Adiga, an Indian-American, as the policy director of his wife Jill Biden, who will be the First Lady.
Earlier, MS Adiga has worked as a senior advisor to Jill Biden and a senior policy advisor on the Biden-Kamala Harris campaign. She was also a director for Higher Education and Military Families at the Biden Foundation.
Mala Adiga, during former President Barack Obama’s administration, served on various positions such as the deputy assistant secretary of state for Academic Programs at the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, in the Secretary of State’s Office of Global Women’s Issues as chief of staff and senior advisor to the Ambassador-at-Large, besides as director for human rights on the National Security Staff.
Ms Adiga, who comes from Illinois, is a graduate of Grinnell College, the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, and the University of Chicago Law School.
A lawyer by training, she had been a clerk for a federal and had worked for a Chicago law firm before joining the campaign of former President Barack Obama in 2008.
Announcing the names of four new members of his White House senior staff, Joe Biden made the announcement of Ms Adiga’s appointment.
Joe Biden, in a statement, lauded the “dedication” of additional members of his team and said the new addition will serve the American people and help build back better, creating a more just, equitable, and united nation.
The President-elect said: “I’m proud to name additional members of our team who will help deliver the change America needs in these difficult times. Their dedication to overcoming the challenges facing our country today are rooted in their diverse backgrounds and experiences. They will serve the American people and help build back better, creating a more just, equitable, and united nation.”