Kamala Harris picks SL American as her adviser

Friday, 4 December 2020

United States Vice President-elect Kamala Harris has named Sri Lankan-American Rohini Kosoglu as her domestic policy adviser.

Kamala Harris named her Chief of Staff, Domestic Policy Advisor and National Security Advisor, an all-women team, which she said has the experience to hit the ground from day one.

“She is not only an expert on some of the most important issues facing the American people, but is also one of my closest and most trusted aides from the Senate and presidential campaign,” said the Vice President-elect.

Rohini Kosoglu is a seasoned leader with over fifteen years of experience advising elected officials and candidates and serving in senior roles on national campaigns and Capitol Hill with expertise in managing large and complex organizations.

Since 2017, Kosoglu has served as a senior advisor to Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) in her U.S. Senate office and presidential campaign, Kamala Harris for the People. As Chief of Staff to Harris’ presidential campaign, Kosoglu managed and oversaw debate preparation, policy, communications, and operations for a team with over three-hundred staff with a $40 million budget. Prior to Harris’ presidential race, Kosoglu served as Chief of Staff to Harris in the Senate, directing Harris’ legislative strategy and leadership on key committees, including the Senate Judiciary, Homeland Security and Government Affairs, and Budget Committees.