Indian-American Mala Adiga has been appointed as the policy director of his wife Jill by the US President-elect Joe Biden. He chooses an experienced education policy hand as the incoming First Lady focuses on education and plans to continue teaching community college classes. Adiga was a senior adviser to Jill and senior policy adviser for Biden's 2020 campaign. She previously worked for the Biden Foundation as director for higher education and military families.
during Obama's administration, she was deputy assistant secretary of state for academic programmes at the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and worked in the State Department's Office of Global Women's Issues as chief of staff and senior adviser to the ambassador-at-large. "Future First Lady Jill Biden's Policy Director will be Mala Adiga, who served as her senior advisor and a senior policy advisor on the Biden-Harris campaign. Adiga will work for a First Lady who has said she intends to prioritise education and military families," news agency reported on Friday.
President-elect on Friday announced another round of White House staff positions to be filled by longtime aides to the Bidens. Adiga volunteered and then worked for the Obama presidential campaign for nearly two years before her entry to the government service. She earned her J D from the University of Chicago Law School and her M P H from the University of Minnesota. She graduated from Grinnell College in Iowa with a B A in Spanish.