As part of the count down to the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden on January 20, Joe Biden and Vice President-elect, Kamala Harris has sought to inject diversity in their appointments and nominations so far, as they have announced an all-female senior White House communications team, a first in the country’s history.
Among those named to be part of the communications team on Sunday was 41-year-old Jen Psaki who will serve as White House press secretary.
She was communications director for former President Barack Obama’s administration.
Also, six other appointments were announced including, Ashley Etienne as communications director for Harris, Symone Sanders as Harris’s senior adviser, and chief spokesperson. Kate Bedingfield, who was Biden’s deputy campaign manager was also announced as White House communications director.
Karine Jean-Pierre will be principal deputy press secretary while Pili Tobar was named deputy White House communications director.
Other women who also got new appointments in the Biden, Harris administration include Elizabeth Alexander who was named communications director for incoming First Lady Jill Biden.