Biden nominates 2 Indian-American women to key admin positions

US President Joe Biden on Wednesday announced his intent to nominate a top attorney and an executive, both Indian-American women, to key administration positions. The nominations are being seen as a promotion for Meera Joshi and Radhika Fox who joined the administration on the very first day of the Biden presidency on January 20.

Ms Joshi has been nominated for Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in the Department of Transportation while Ms Fox was nominated for Assistant Administrator for Water, Environmental Protection Agency, the White House said in a statement. The nominations were part of Biden’s announcement of his intent to nominate 12 members of his administration to lead on climate and transportation matters across key agencies, including the Department of Energy, Department of the Interior, Environmental Protection Agency, and Department of Transportation. Ms Joshi, who was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, holds a BA and a JD from the University of Pennsylvania.