Nigerian- American Osaremen has been appointed as part of president elect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’ COVID Policy Advisor and Covid- 19 Response Team.
In the announcement made Wednesday, by the committee via a Press Statement shared on its Twitter handle, the team consisting of diverse accomplished and crisis-tested individuals will work to quickly implement a comprehensive, whole-of-government COVID-19 response strategy to contain the pandemic, restore public trust, and protect all Americans.
“The individuals in the team are deeply qualified and will restore public trust in the pandemic response by leading with facts, science, and integrity,” said President-elect Joe Biden.
Okolo serves on the Biden-Harris Transition domestic policy team and prior to joining the transition, Okolo served as Senior Health Policy Advisor to U.S. Representative Jan Schakowsky of Illinois.
Okolo was named alongside other 100 people who would work at the White House.
A daughter of Nigerian immigrants,
born and raised in Massachusetts, previously, Okolo served as Legislative Aide for Health Policy on the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) for Ranking Member Patty Murray of Washington.
Okolo graduated from Harvard College.