Indian-American Garima Verma Named Digital Director For Jill Biden


New York: Incoming First Lady Jill Biden has named Indian-American Garima Verma as her digital director.

Making the announcement about Verma and other additions to her staff, President-elect Joe Biden’ wife Jill Biden said, “Together, we will work to open the White House in new, inclusive and innovative ways, reflecting more fully the distinct beauty of all our communities, cultures and traditions.”

On Jill Biden’s staff, Verma will be joining Mala Adiga who was appointed the policy director.

The president’s spouse has a large staff and an office because of the extensive social life and work on chosen public causes.

One of Jill Biden’s causes is helping military service members, their families and ex-servicemembers.

Jill Biden has said that she will continue teaching English and writing as a professor at the Northern Virginia Community College, making the first First Lady to continue to hold a job outside the White House. She had taught there while she was the Second Lady having maintained an independent career.

Kamala Harris’s husband Dough Emhoff the first man to be the Second Spouse, the title now made gender-neutral has said that he will give up his job as an entertainment lawyer and instead teach at Georgetown University’s law school.

Sharing the news on Twitter, Garima Verma wrote, “I’m honored and excited to serve as the Digital Director for our incredible First Lady.”

Verma, who was born in India,grew up in Ohio and the Central Valley of California . She worked for the Biden-Harris campaign as an audience development and content strategist and before that volunteered with campaign’s content team designing graphics.

She worked earlier marketing films at Paramount Pictures and television shows at The Walt Disney Company’s ABC Network and media agency Horizon Media.

(With Inputs from IANS)



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