US president elect, Joe Biden has appointed Indian-American, Mala Adiga as the policy director of his wife Jill Biden. Adiga has served as a senior advisor to Jill and a senior policy advisor on the Biden-Kamala Harris campaign. Before this she was the director for higher education and military families at the Biden Foundation. During the term of Barack Obama, Adiga served as the deputy assistant secretary of state for Academic Programs at the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Adiga is a lawyer by training and worked for a Chicago law firm before joining the Obama campaign.