Giving Potency to Policy Making
Rohini Kosoglu is a renowned policy advisor in the US. Shehas recently been appointed as the Kamala Harris’(the Vice-President of the US) White House senior staff. She is serving as Domestic Policy Advisor to Kamala Harris.
“Serving as my Domestic Policy Advisor will be Rohini Kosoglu, who is not only an expert on some of the most important issues facing the American people, but also one of my closest and most trusted aides from the Senate and presidential campaign,” reads a statement from Kamala Harris.
This information might appear as most important while going through news on Rohini Kosoglu but there are many more achievements of this remarkable lady.
About Rohini Kosoglu
Rohini Kosoglu has over 16 years of rich experience in advising elected officials and candidates and working in senior roles on national campaigns in the US. One can say if the question is asked what is the profession of Rohini Kosoglu then it would be apt to say that she is an expert and experienced policy advisor. She is an alumna of the Michigan University from where she did her BA in English with Honours. She enhanced her academic qualification by having a Masters in Legislative Affairs from George Washington University.
Rohini Kosoglu also has the distinction of working as the Chief of Staff to Kamala Harris in the Senate before her presidential campaign. She was the first South Asian woman and the only Asian -American to serve in that much coveted role and any biography of Rohini Kosoglu would be incomplete without mentioning this highly commendable achievement of hers.
In that tenure, Rohini developed a diverse and representative staff. Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies named Harris’ office as the most diverse on Capitol Hill.
Before working with Kamala Harris, Rohini, who is of Sri Lankan Tamil descent, served as the Policy Director for the US Senator Michael Bennet of Colorado. In that role, she oversaw economic, health care and budget issues. Rohini Kosoglu had also served as a legislative aide to Michigan Senator, Debbie Stabenow.
Since 2017, she has the distinction of serving as a Senior Advisor to the then California Senator Kamala Harris, in her US Senate office and in her presidential campaign titled ‘Kamala Harris for the People.’ As Chief of Staff to the presidential campaign of Kamala Harris, she managed and oversaw a team comprising over 300 staff.
During her tenure in Capitol Hill, she has led negotiations on many bipartisan legislations in which health and economy were the prime focus.
During her so far illustrious career in legislation, Rohini has won several awards which include Rising Star Award from the Women’s Campaign Forum. She has also been honoured by several organizations such as Pew Charitable Trust, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and the National Rural Health Association.
Being the featured speaker for the Democratic National Committee, the National Education Association, and Kauffman Center for Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship also features among the long list of accomplishments of this mother of three sons. Last year, Rohini served as Resident Fellow at the Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School, where she led a weekly discussion on navigating careers in political campaigns and Capitol Hill.
Becoming the Domestic Policy Advisor to Kamala Harris shot her to fame though being appointed7 as the Chief of Staff to Kamala Harris in the Senate before her presidential campaign was no less a noteworthy achievement for her.
There is no authentic information in public domain about her net worth.
Rohini is married to a Turkish-American software engineer named Ozkan Sedat Kosoglu.
The age of her is around 37 years.
She is an American of Sri Lankan Tamil descent. In the early 1980s, her parents emigrated to the US from Jaffna, Sri Lanka. She was born in New Jersey.