Nassau Hall, photographed in 2021
Princeton University, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment Communications, Bumper DeJesus

The following alumni have been appointed to President Joe Biden’s administration. Several other alumni had roles in the Biden transition. PAW will update this list online — please email the names and positions of other appointees to

Hady Amr *94, deputy assistant secretary for Israel and Palestinian affairs, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs 

Frances Arnold ’79, co-chair of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology 

Chiquita Brooks-LaSure ’96, Department of Health and Human Services, administrator of Medicaid and Medicare

Joelle Gamble *19, special assistant to the president for economic policy

Eric Lander ’78, Office of Science and Technology Policy director and presidential science adviser

Ali Nouri *06, principal deputy assistant secretary for congressional and intergovernmental affairs at the Department of Energy

Natalie Quillian *07, deputy coordinator of the COVID-19 response

Angela Ramirez ’97, special assistant to the president and House legislative affairs liaison

Christopher Schroeder ’68, acting assistant attorney general for the Office of Legal Counsel

Ely Ratner ’98, special assistant to the secretary of defense

Rush Doshi ’11, China director on the National Security Council

Bruce Reed ’82, White House deputy chief of staff

Joshua Geltzer ’05, special assistant to the president and special adviser to the homeland security adviser on countering domestic violent extremists 

Molly Montgomery *04, deputy assistant secretary for the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs

Larry Handerhan *12, chief of staff for the Administration for Children and Families

Zach Vertin *13, senior adviser, U.S. Mission to the United Nations 

Maureen Tracey-Mooney *15, special assistant to the president for education 

Farah Ahmad *12, chief of staff for rural development, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Cindy Huang *02, director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Peter Harrell ’02, senior director for international economics and competitiveness

Ben Sommers ’00, deputy assistant secretary for planning and evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services