President-Elect Joe Biden appointed an Indian-American Mala Adiga as policy director of his wife Jill Biden on Friday. The special thing is that Mala was constantly with Biden and Kamala Harris even during the presidential election. During that time, Mala worked as a Campaign Policy Advisor and is an academic strategist. Apart from this, she has deep knowledge about foreign policy and also worked as an advisor in Barack Obama’s second term.
Mala has a close relationship with the Biden family:
Jill Biden has already made it clear that she will continue working as a professor even after coming to the White House. That is, even after becoming the first lady, she will continue to work. Therefore, Mala will have more responsibility. Because, Jill will be busy with the job. Mala has a close relationship with the Biden family. She is also the director of Higher Education and Military Family Wing at the Biden Foundation. After joining Jill’s team, she will become a part of the Federal Administration.
Mala joined Obama administration in 2008:
Mala joined the Barack Obama Administration in 2008. She was the education secretary during that time. Apart from this, he also spent some time in the State Department. She also had an important role in the committee on global affairs related to women. She has also led the Human Rights Department at National Security. Mala lives in Illinois and holds degrees in Public Health from Minnesota College and Human Rights from Chicago Law School.
Biden will announce more appointments soon:
It is believed that Biden’s transition team will announce a few more appointments soon. Four to five appointments can be announced on Monday or Tuesday. It is believed that there may be some officers of Indian origin as well. Dr. Vivek Murthy can be appointed as Biden’s Special Advisor Health. Apart from this, he can also be made Federal Health Secretary.