Houston, Sep 16 (PTI) Three South Asian-Americans are among the five 2016-2017 fellows chosen by the Asian Pacific American Institute of Congressional Studies (APAIC) and will serve the US Congress.
According to a release, the APAIC fellows began working in the offices of US Senators and Representatives of both parties last week.
The South Asian fellows include Adi Sathi placed in the office of the most senior Republican Senator Orrin Hatch; Saif Inam with Rep. Grace Meng; and Tejeswara Reddy with senior Democratic Rep. Mike Honda of California.
The Congressional Fellowship Programmes mission is to connect talented Asian-American students and young professionals from around the country to public policy and leadership opportunities in Washington, DC.
Sathi, 25, has served as a statewide vice chair of the Michigan Republican Party since February 2015. For his work in this capacity, he was recognised on Newsmaxs list of 30 Most Influential Republicans under 30 in January.
Sathi has Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of Michigan.
Inam received the APAIC Fellowship because of his extensive Capitol Hill experience. He has interned in the House and Senate, in Washington, D.C. and the district office, as well as in an advocacy role off the Hill. He also worked as a legal intern at the Department of Interior.
A native of Atlanta, Inam has a bachelors degree in Business Economics and Public Policy from The George Washington University and a law degree from Georgia State University.
Reddy, who was born in India, grew up in Portland, Oregon and has lived in India, China, and Greece. These experiences combined with his professional trajectory has enabled him to bring collaborative and cross-sectoral thinking to public policy problems, APAICS release said.