The us President-elect Joe Biden’s victory within the 2020 Presidential Elections will inaugurate many new Indian faces intoWhite House next year. While Indian-origin senator Kamala Harris created history by becoming the primary Asian-African-American woman to become an American vice chairman, Biden has now appointed Indian origin Mala Adiga as First Lady-elect Jill Biden’s policy director.
The appointment of Adiga as Jill Biden’s policy director has brought joy to Kakkunje village in Kundapur taluk of Udupi district on Karnataka. She belongs to the family of K Suryanarayana Adiga, founding father of the erstwhile undivided Dakshina Kannada districts private sector Karnataka Bank Limited, and Aravind Adiga, who won the person Booker prize in 2008. Mala Adiga is that the niece of Nirmala Upadhya who is her father’s elder sister.
Adiga was senior policy adviser for Biden’s 2020 campaign. She previously worked for the Biden Foundation as director for education and military families. During Obama’s administration, she was deputy assistant secretary of state for tutorial programme at the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and worked within the State Department’s Office of worldwide Women’s Issues as chief of staff and senior adviser to the ambassador-at-large. Adiga has served as Jill Biden’s senior advisor and a senior policy advisor on the Biden-Harris campaign.
Adiga served as Director for Human Rights within the National Security Staff’s (NSS) Multilateral and Human Rights Directorate. Before joining NSS, she was an attorney at the Department of Justice, where she served as Counsel to the Associate Attorney General.
Before entering government service, Adiga volunteered then worked for the Obama presidential campaign for nearly two years, consistent with her biography on the US State Department website. She earned her J D from the University of Chicago School of law and her M P H from the University of Minnesota. She graduated from Grinnell College in Iowa with a BA in Spanish.
Jill Biden, a teacher by profession and former American second lady, has said she intends to prioritize education and military families. The 69-year-old professor had previously said that she would return to teaching junior college if her husband won the elections. Now that he has, The FLOTUS is yet to form announcements on the matter. If she does start to show again, she would be the primary FLOTUS to possess a paying day-job aside from her job because the First Lady. In her eight years as Second Lady, she had been actively teaching at Virginia junior college.