Emma Shainwald


June 22nd, 2022

Washington, DC—On June 21, 2022, President Biden announced the historic nomination of Dr. Prabhakar to lead the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). If confirmed, she would be the first woman of color to hold the position. President Biden also previously elevated the post to Cabinet-level. 

“Dr. Prabhakar’s nomination to lead the White House Office of Science and Technology (OSTP) is both historic and well-deserved,” Said Gregg Orton, National Director of the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA). “We are especially excited about the prospects of having another Asian American serving at the Cabinet level, while providing a critical community perspective on the issues that OSTP is responsible for. Research equity as well as data equity remain priority issues for the AANHPI community, and based on Dr. Prabhakar’s record, she is an outstanding choice. 

We also thank the Biden Administration for its continued pursuit of diversity throughout the government and look forward to continuing the work together towards this end.” 


Based in Washington, D.C., the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans is a coalition of thirty-eight national Asian Pacific American organizations that represent the interests of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) communities and to provide a national voice for our communities’ concerns.