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A University of Edinburgh alumna is set to be a key part of the Joe Biden administration.

Dr Amanda Sloat has been appointed as Biden’s Senior Director for European Affairs within the National Security Council.

Dr Sloat obtained her PhD in Politics from the School of Social & Political Science. She then went on to advise the Scottish Parliament before returning to America. She has served in the United States Government for 10 years.

She currently works at Brookings but has taken a leave of absence to join the Biden campaign.