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With the election campaign going completely virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the US, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden named Indian-American Medha Raj as his digital chief of staff.

Raj will work across all facets of the digital department to streamline and coordinate how to maximise the impact of its digital outputs, the Biden campaign said.

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“Excited to share that I’ve joined Joe Biden’s campaign as the Digital Chief of Staff. 130 days to the election and we’re not going to waste a minute!’’ she wrote on LinkedIn.

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Raj is based out of the Los Angeles area in Southern California. She worked for eight months on the Pete Buttigieg campaign, from August 2019 to March 2020.

A graduate in international politics from Georgetown University, Medha Raj has earned her MBA from Stanford University.

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The US is the hardest-hit country by the coronavirus pandemic, with more than 2.64 million official cases and over 128,000 deaths.