Nigerian-American Osaremen Okolo Appointed Covid-19 Policy Advisor by US President-elect Joe-Biden

Osaremen Okolo, daughter of Nigerian immigrants, has been appointed to serve as Covid-19 Policy Advisor to US President-elect, Joe-Biden. The new administration is set to be inaugurated on January 20, 2021.

Joe-Biden appointed Okolo as a member of his Covid- 19 Response Team.

The 26-year-old Nigerian – American was among 100 names announced as additional members of the White House staff by the Biden transition team on Wednesday.

According to Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, the Covid-19 Response Team will “work to quickly implement a comprehensive COVID-19 response strategy to contain the pandemic, restore public trust, and protect all Americans”.

Okolo parents are from Edo state in Southern Nigeria. She was born and raised in Massachusetts.

She currently serves as a Senior Health Policy Advisor at the US House of Representatives.

Okolo graduated with high honours from Harvard College in May 2017. She concentrated primarily in History of Science (Medicine and Society) with an allied, joint concentration in African and African-American Studies. She also obtained a secondary in Global Health and Health Policy.

Osaremen Okolo previously served as Legislative Aide for Health Policy on the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labour, and Pensions (HELP) for Ranking Member Patty Murray of Washington.

She also worked for US Representative Jan Schakowsky of Illinois as a legislative aide for the health policy advisor.

Her work consisted of drafting, negotiating and managing the Congresswoman’s legislation, oversight and policy concerning the comprehensive health care and public health agenda.