Jill, wife of Indian-born Mala Adiga Jill Biden, will become his policy director

US President Joe Biden on Friday appointed Indo-American Mala Adiga as policy director for his wife, Jill Biden. Jill is America’s First Lady. Adiga has worked as a senior adviser to Jill and as a senior policy adviser for the Biden-Kamala Harris campaign. Prior to that, Adiga was director of higher education and military families at the Biden Foundation.

During the administration of former President Barack Obama, Adiga served as Senior Assistant Ambassador to the State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Assistant Secretary of State for Academic Programs, Chief of Staff and Secretary of the Office of Global Women’s Issues. Worked as a consultant.

He also served as the human rights director of the National Security Guard. A native of Illinois, Adiga is a graduate of Grinnell College, the University of Minnesota School of Public Health and the Chicago Law School. A lawyer by training, Adiga was a federal clerk and worked at a Chicago law firm before joining President Obama’s campaign in 2008.

He started as an attorney for the Associate Attorney General in the Obama administration. Biden announced his appointment when he announced the names of four new members of his White House senior staff. Kathy Russell, vice president of the Biden-Harris campaign, has been named director of the White House office. Louisa Terrell, who currently oversees the Biden-Harris team’s legislative affairs, will serve as the White House’s legislative affairs director in the Biden administration. The President’s Special Assistant and Vice President’s Social Secretary and Dr. Jill Biden was appointed White House Social Secretary for the Obama and Biden administrations for nine years.

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