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“Proud Moment”: Kashmiri-Origin Woman’s Family On Appointment In Biden Team

Sameera Fazili is the second Kashmiri-origin Indian-American appointed in Biden administration.


Kashmiri-origin Sameera Fazili’s mother and father needed her to be a doctor, however she was not fairly in settlement.

Ms Fazili’s plans fructified on Friday when the Biden-Harris Transition named her because the deputy director of the National Economic Council on the White House. The council coordinates the financial policy-making course of and supplies recommendation to the US president.

Ms Fazili is the second Kashmiri-origin Indian-American appointed to a key place within the incoming Biden administration. Her appointment has sparked off jubilations in her prolonged household in Srinagar.

“We are very proud. Everybody in Kashmir should be proud as it is a proud moment for the whole Kashmir,” her uncle Rouf Fazili instructed PTI. “It is a great honour and respect for every one of us and a great occasion.”

“She was not born here and her parents left the Valley in 1970-71, but she has a strong affinity with Kashmir,” Rouf Fazili mentioned. “The last time she visited the valley was in 2007.”

Rouf Fazili didn’t have the chance to talk to her niece as she was very busy with US President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, which can happen on Wednesday. “But, I spoke to the rest of the family and, obviously, they are very happy!” he added.

Another shut member of the family mentioned Sameera Fazili, whose father is a surgeon and the mom is a pathologist, was a vibrant baby and sensible in her research.


“Her parents wanted her to be a physician, but she had other plans. Her inclination was towards public service,” the relative mentioned.

Sameera Fazili is a really energetic one that loves snowboarding, swimming, tennis and travelling, the relative mentioned, including that she was very keen on Kashmiri delicacies.

She is at the moment the financial company lead on the Biden-Harris Transition and was earlier posted on the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, the place she served because the director of engagement for neighborhood and financial growth.

In December, one other Kashmiri-origin girl, Aisha Shah, was named as partnerships supervisor on the White House Office of Digital Strategy.

In the Obama administration, Sameera Fazili served as a senior coverage advisor on the White House’s National Economic Council and as a senior advisor on the US Treasury Department in each Domestic Finance and International Affairs.

Prior to that, she was a medical lecturer of legislation at Yale Law School. Originally from Buffalo in New York, she now lives in Georgia together with her husband and three kids. Sameera Fazili is a graduate of Yale Law School and Harvard College.

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