The Indian American has experience in the executive and legislative branches, as well as advocacy branches, the firm said on its website.
Vaishu Jawahar appointed as director / (Image - Waxman health strategy)
Indian American policy expert Vaishu Jawahar, former Domestic Policy Coordinator to Vice President Kamala Harris has joined Waxman Strategies, a progressive public affairs firm, as a director in the health practice team.
“Vaishu Jawahar is a valuable addition to our team as Director in the health practice. Vaishu’s commitment to health care advocacy is evident from her work with the Committee to Protect Health Care, the Biden Campaign, and other impactful organizations,” the firm said in its statement.
Jawahar previously interned with the White House Domestic Policy Council's Health and Veterans team, where she oversaw the implementation of the National Strategy on Hunger, Health, and Nutrition and drafted memos and talking points for senior officials on topics ranging from maternal health to FDA regulation.
Jawahar worked with several healthcare advocacy organizations and political campaigns, including the Committee to Protect Health Care, the Biden-Harris 2020 campaign, and the Obama 2012 campaign. She rallied almost 4,000 doctors to stand up for their patients at the Committee to Protect Health Care, assisting in the protection of reproductive rights in Michigan, the expansion of Medicaid in North Carolina, and the establishment of paid sick leave for 30,000 Virginia employees. Her work resulted in 517 TV hits, 351 written hits, $17.5 million in earned media, and CNN and Axios headlines.
Jawahar who holds a Master's in Medical Physiology and biophysics from Georgetown University School of Medicine graduated in biology with majors in public health and political science from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.