Seema Nanda has been named as a member of Joe Biden’s Presidential transition team in November 2020. Biden, who has been elected as the United States’ 46th President has chosen an Indian American, Nanda to help with the transition over the US Department of Labor.
Here are the 10 things you wanted to know about Seema Nanda
1. Nanda joined the Department of Labor in 2013 and served as the Deputy Chief of Staff and a senior counselor to Secretary Tom Perez.
2. At the Department of Labor, she worked on various issues, including employee engagement, wage and hour, fair pay, workforce development, immigration.
3. She graduated from Boston College Law School. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Brown University, United States.
4. She is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association which is a voluntary and non-profit bar association in Massachusetts, United States.
5. She also headed the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.
6. Before joining OSC, Nanda served at the National Labor Relations Board’s Division of Advice as an attorney and supervisory attorney.
7. She became the first Indian-American to be appointed as the CEO of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) in 2018 and said, “We are fighting for the soul of our country - for our democracy and for our opportunity.”
8. In 2020, she announced her decision to step down as the CEO of the Democratic National Committee, ahead of the US presidential elections in November. She did not give reasons for leaving the top position in the party. She announced in a tweet, "After two years, I will be stepping down as CEO of the DNC. I couldn't be prouder of the infrastructure we have built, the primary process we have run, and the team we have built."
After two years, I will be stepping down as CEO of the DNC. I couldn’t be prouder of the infrastructure we have built, the primary process we have run, and the team we have built. I look forward to continuing the fight for our democracy and to elect Democrats everywhere.— Seema Nanda (@SeemaNanda) April 24, 2020
9. Nanda is an eminent member of the board of directors of many nonprofits.
10. In July, after listening to Biden in AAPI (Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders) virtual event, Nanda wrote on Twitter, “Listening to VP Biden, this AAPI Virtual event with @AndrewYang, @SenDuckworth, and @RepJudyChu is the healing balm I didn’t know I needed. Imagine the healing we can begin in our country in November’s election.”
Listening to VP Biden, this AAPI Virtual event with @AndrewYang, @SenDuckworth and @RepJudyChu is the healing balm I didn’t know I needed. Imagine the healing we can begin in our country in November’s election. pic.twitter.com/u9sZMGxcRH— Seema Nanda (@SeemaNanda) July 7, 2020
Sagrika Giri is an intern with SheThePeople.TV