Indian American Bhavya Lal sworn in as the acting chief of staff for NASA

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has confirmed that Indian-American Bhavya Lal will act as the chief of staff. Bhavya, an expert in space technology and engineering brings in years of experience and efficiency to the agency. She was serving as a member of the research staff for STPI (an esteemed govt agency) from 2005 to 2020. She will reportedly serve as the senior advisor for NASA’s financial management.


NASA has named appointees for senior agency positions. Bhavya Lal joins the agency as acting chief of staff, Phillip Thompson will serve as White House liaison, Alicia Brown will serve as associate administrator for the Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs, and Marc Etkind will serve as associate administrator for the agency’s Office of Communications. In addition, Jackie McGuinness will join the agency as press secretary and Reagan Hunter will serve as special assistant for the agency’s Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs,”