- Dhara Nayyar and Haris Talwar have joined as regional communications directors.
The White House has added two young Indian Americans to its communications team. Dhara Nayyar and Haris Talwar have been named regional communications directors to a team “that’s been short-staffed for several months,” the report said.
Nayyar, 24, was previously on the research team at the Executive Office of the President. At the time, she told Business Insider that “job responsibilities as a researcher for the White House changed regularly, but the overall purpose of it is to defend and protect the president and his legacy.” She told the news portal that as a first-generation American, she wants to see others like her represented at the highest levels of government. “It’s my goal to uplift more people who, like me, are beginning to reimagine what’s possible for themselves by running for office one day in the future.” She previously worked for Human Rights Watch and EMILY’s List.
Talwar worked with Biden’s presidential campaign, first as a research associate and then as a communications fellow. He worked as a reach intern for Biden’s presidential campaign in Philadelphia. Before that he was a field organizer for the Maryland Democratic Party; deputy field organizer Chris Van Hollen’s campaign for the U.S. Senate; and an intern for Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va,). He graduated from Bard College with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Government.