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 paw@princeton.edu.

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