by Muthoni Kimani
October 27, 2020
A young Kenyan lady living in the US, Esther Ongeri, the word in the street is that she's playing a vital role in the Joe Biden presidential campaign.
According to Biden's campaign website, Ms Ongeri is the Director of Special Projects in the Biden 2020 campaign and has served in the position since July. She previously worked as the Executive Assistant to the Campaign Manager and Special Projects Coordinator in the same campaign team from June 2019.
Ms Ongeri held the posts of operations coordinator from September 2017 to February 2018 and special projects assistant to the CFO from February 2018.
She is an alumnus of Saint Peter's University in New Jersey where she graduated with a Bachelor's degree in political science and government in 2017.
Saint Peter's University posted on its Twitter account;
"In honor of tonight's democratic debate, we are sharing a shot of our own Esther Ongeri '17 who is the assistant to the campaign manager for Joe Biden's 2020 presidential campaign. #SPUAlumni #saintpeters #peacocknation #SPUpolisci #politics #debate #election2020”
According to her LinkedIn profile, Esther was a staff assistant to New Jersey senator Robert Menendez between May 2016 and July 2017. She started as an intern in the office of Senator Menendez between August 2015 to May 2016.
Esther attained her high school diploma at Saint Dominic Academy in 2013 after joining the school in 2009.