Another Indian-American Steps Into the Biden Administration

By siliconindia   |   Tuesday, 27 September 2022, 01:35 IST
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Another Indian-American Steps Into the Biden Administration

Dr. Arati Prabhakaran is honored to become the first woman immigrant to take up the directory role in the White House Science and Technology Policy.

The legacy of Indian Americans in the US ministry will ameliorate in the upcoming days following the appointment of Dr. Arati Prabhakar as the succeeding Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). The confirmation was processed after the United States Senate voted on the same last week. Dr. Arati Prabhakar upheld the pride of being the first immigrant, woman, and person of color to take up the challenging role.

Favored by the majority of votes, Dr. Arati will act as President Joe Biden’s Chief Advisor for Science and Technology while nailing her excellent membership in the cabinet. While abiding by Dr. Arati’s nomination, President Biden spoke of her in high spirits, recounting Dr. Arati’s brilliance and the high esteem that she holds as both an engineer and an applied physicist. He also encircled Dr. Arati’s view of America as the most innovative machine in the world.

With an effective partnership, the OSTP and the National Security Council are leading the White House’s Cancer Moonshot Initiative and have established breakthrough developments such as the American Pandemic Preparedness Plan for an effective contribution to the nation.

Dr. Arati Prabhakar holds an electrical engineering degree from Texas Tech University and a doctorate from the California Institute of Technology. Gaining the fame of being the first woman to secure a Ph.D. in Applied Physics, she began her professional career as a Congressional Fellow at the Technology Assessment Office. After her 15-year career in Silicon Valley, she founded a startup called Actuate to bring new actors to the table to develop solutions for challenges like climate, health, trustworthy data, and information technology, and ensure access to opportunities for everyone.

Similarly, Dr. Arati also served as the first female Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Hence, under Biden’s Administration, Dr. Arati and various other ministers are striving to raise the standards of the United States in all sectors.