SunstarTV Bureau: US President-elect Joe Biden appointed an Indian-American, Mala Adiga, as the policy director to the First Lady of The US (FLOTUS) Jill Biden.
Adiga has earlier served as a senior advisor to Jill Biden and a senior policy advisor on the Biden-Kamala Harris campaign. Previously, Adiga was also in the directorial position for Higher Education and Military Families at the Biden Foundation.
During former president Barack Obama’s administration, Mala had also 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, apart from the Director for Human Rights on the National Security Staff.
A native of Illinois, Adiga is a Grinnell College graduate, the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, and the University of Chicago Law School.
A lawyer by qualification, Adiga is keen for a federal and had worked for a Chicago law firm before joining the campaign of former president Barack Obama in 2008.
She started in the Obama administration as a counsel to the associate attorney general.
Joe Biden made the announcement of her appointment as he announced the names of four new members of his White House senior staff.