Jun 22, 2022By: Vaamanaa Sethi
American President Joe Biden has nominated Dr Arati Prabhakar as Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and his Chief Advisor for Science and Technology on Wednesday morning.
...on grounds of creating an ill-disposed environment in the workplace.
If the Senate confirms, she would be the first female and immigrant to lead the OSTP.
She will also become the third Asian American to serve in Biden's cabinet after Vice President Kamala Harris and US Trade Representative Katherine Tai.
She was also the first woman to head the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
The platform also developed the COVID-19 vaccine during the pandemic.
She was only three years old when her family shifted to America from India. Her family first arrived in Chicago and then moved to Lubbock in Texas when she was 10 years old.
She got her bachelor’s and master’s degree in electrical engineering from Texas University. She further pursued PhD in applied physics from the California Institute of Technology.