#LLANews – Nigerian-American Osaremen Okolo appointed as Joe Biden’s COVID-19 Policy Adviser

Osaremen Okolo

President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris have appointed Osaremen Okolo, 26, as COVID Policy Advisor and a member of the COVID-19 Response Team.

This was disclosed by the Biden-Harris Transition committee via a Press Statement shared on its Twitter handle. 

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 drafted, negotiated, and managed the Congresswoman’s legislation, oversight, and policy across comprehensive health care and public health agenda, most recently focusing almost exclusively on the COVID-19 pandemic.

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. A daughter of Nigerian immigrants, Okolo was born and raised in Massachusetts and graduated from Harvard College.

Congratulations to Osaremen Okolo on her recent appointment. We are rooting for you.

This article was culled from Naira Metrics

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