One more Indian takes a seat in America’s reputed panel. Indian American Arpita Bhattacharyya was named Chief of Staff to the office of Deputy Secretary at the Department of Energy by US President Joe Biden.
“Her appointment is done to help advance President Biden’s ambitious Build Back Better agenda to combat climate change, create good-paying jobs, and win the clean energy future for all Americans,” the White House said.
“These types of extraordinary individual’s talent and innovative spirit are invaluable to our success and making our clean energy future a reality,” said Chief of Staff Tarak Shah.
Bhattacharyya is a resident of the San Francisco Bay area and has studied MBA at Carleton College and Yale University. She has had published work on environment and climate change. Also, she has worked at SunPower Corporation, a leading renewables company in San Francisco. Before joining the Department of Energy, she was working at Impossible Foods, a food, and beverage company that made meat from plants.
She has also worked as Policy Analyst for the Energy and Environment team at the Center for American Progress.