Weeks after naming Nigeria’s Adewale Adeyemo as the deputy treasury secretary, US president-elect Joe Biden has appointed Nigerian-born Osaremen Okolo as one of his advisers on COVID-19.
Okolo, who is a daughter of Nigerian immigrants, was appointed on Thursday, December 31, as one of the members of the Biden-Harris COVID-19 response team.
With her appointment, the Nigerian-born American becomes one of the first 100 White House appointees that will work with the president-elect when he finally takes over the Oval Office on January 20.
Okolo was born by Nigerian parents and raised in Massachusetts. She graduated from Harvard College in May 2017.
This isn’t Okolo’s first exposure into politics, she served as a senior health policy adviser to U.S. Representative Jan Schakowsky of Illinois.