President-elect Joe Biden appoints Indian-American Mala Adiga as Jill Biden’s policy director
First Published Dec 11, 2020, 2:36 PM IST
Indian-American Mala Adiga has been appointed by President-elect Joe Biden as policy director of his wife Jill Biden
US President-elect Joe Biden has appointed an Indian-American, Mala Adiga, the policy director of his wife Jill Biden.
Adiga has served as a senior advisor to Jill Biden and a senior policy advisor on the Biden-Kamala Harris campaign. Previously, Ms Adiga was director for Higher Education and Military Families at the Biden Foundation.
During former president Barack Obama's administration, Mala Adiga served 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.
A native of Illinois, Adiga 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, Adiga 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. Here's wishing the President-elect Joe, his wife Jill and Mala Adiga the very best