Biden administration appoints 2 Indian-origin experts to key positions
Biden administration appoints 2 Indian-origin experts to key positions
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Houston:  Biden administration has appointed Two Indian-origin Sonali Nijhawan and Sri Preston Kulkarni to key positions at AmeriCorps, the federal agency for volunteering and service.

According to the report,  While, Sonali Nijhawan has been named Director of AmeriCorps State and National, 42-year old  Sri Preston Kulkarni was appointed the new Chief of External Affairs. Despite having run for Congress twice unsuccessfully from Texas, Mr Kulkarni was certainly noticed by the leadership in Washington.

AmeriCorps said that these leaders will use service to support the administration's agenda, concentrating the most urgent challenges including coronavirus, economic recovery, racial equity, and climate change.

Mr Kulkarni lost his race for the Texas District 22 seat in the US House of Representatives to former Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls in November as the Democratic nominee in a deeply Republican district. Ms Nijhawan has committed her career to develop leaders and growing national service. She earned a bachelor's in education and psychology from Marquette University and a master's in social work from the University of Maryland, Baltimore.She also served as the executive director of Stockton Service Corps, a six-year, $12 million initiative to address local needs through AmeriCorps. She also worked as  the California director of Education Pioneers where she recruited, placed, and supported managers in urban school systems and education nonprofit.

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