The Black Women Of The Biden-Harris Administration: Danielle Okai

During his presidential campaign, then-candidate Joe Biden vowed his cabinet would be “the most diverse in history.”

It seems as President he is living up to that promise. There are more women and people of color in President Biden’s proposed cabinet than in the last four administrations.

“Building a diverse team will lead to better outcomes and more effective solutions to address the urgent crises facing our nation,” he said in a speech in December when announcing some of his cabinet nominees.

His cabinet has record-breaking nominations and fulfills Mr. Biden’s campaign promise to select a team that “looks like America” The diversity isn’t exclusive to the cabinet nominees. It extends throughout positions in the Biden-Harris Administration.

This month we’ll introduce you to some of the Black women that hold these positions.

Danielle Okai

Senior Associate Director

Presidential Personnel Office

Danielle Okai was Chief of Staff to the Political Department on the Biden-Harris Campaign.

Prior to her role on the campaign, Okai served in Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s Office of Intergovernmental Affairs as Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Commission and Special Assistant to the Secretary of Intergovernmental Affairs.

Okai served as Political Operations Manager and Deputy Political Director on Governor Tom Wolf’s 2018 reelection campaign.

Okai also taught K-4 Spanish in Camden, NJ and was a Fulbright Teaching Assistant in Cartagena, Colombia. Originally from Connecticut, Okai is a graduate of Tufts University.

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