The White House on Monday named 19 young emerging leaders as its fellows for 2021-22, three of whom are Indian-Americans.
The prestigious White House Fellowship programme embeds professionals from diverse backgrounds for a year of working as a full-time, paid fellow for White House staff, cabinet secretaries and other senior government officials.
The Indian-Americans who made it to the list are Joy Basu and Sunny Patel from California; and Aakash Shah from New Jersey. Joy Basu from San Francisco has been placed at the White House Gender Policy Council.
Placed at the Department of Homeland Security, Patel is a child and adolescent psychiatrist and public health physician with interests in building equitable health systems that serve children and families. Shah has been placed at the Department of Health and Human Services.