- Spring 2020
Rohini Kosoglu serves as Deputy Assistant to the President and Domestic Policy Advisor to the Vice President in the Biden-Harris White House. She is the first Asian American woman to hold this role. Kosoglu has served as a senior White House official, chief of staff in the United States Senate, and organizational leader in multiple presidential campaigns.
Since the beginning of the Biden-Harris Administration, Kosoglu has been chief policy advisor to Vice President Harris on the most pressing domestic and economic issues facing the nation. She oversees policy issues on behalf of the President and Vice President to lift up the middle class, ensure America’s competitiveness with the rest of the world, and protect our fundamental rights as Americans. Before entering the White House, Harris noted Kosoglu as “one of my closest and most trusted aides from the Senate and presidential campaign.”
Kosoglu previously served as a senior advisor on both the Biden-Harris Campaign and Biden-Harris Transition Team, which included managing vice-presidential debate preparations and transition planning. She also oversaw the vetting process for Harris before joining the Biden-Harris campaign.
Earlier, Kosoglu served Harris on her presidential campaign and in her Senate office. On Harris’ presidential campaign, Kosoglu was chief of staff and senior advisor where she managed operations, communications, and policy for over three hundred staff.
Kosoglu was also the first South Asian American woman to serve as Chief of Staff in the United States Senate. Under her organizational leadership as Chief of Staff to U.S. Senator Kamala Harris, Kosoglu recruited top talent that led the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies to name Harris’ office as the most diverse on Capitol Hill.
Kosoglu’s career on Capitol Hill has also included leadership positions with leading Democratic Senators, including U.S. Senator Michael Bennet of Colorado and U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow of Michigan. During her tenure, Kosoglu led negotiations on numerous bipartisan legislation, with a focus on the economy, technology, and health care. Notably, Kosoglu served as a key advisor during the drafting and passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010.
Kosoglu graduated with honors from the University of Michigan and has a master’s degree from George Washington University. She currently resides in the Washington D.C. area with her husband and three sons.