Post-SOTU "Open for Questions" Panel

Where the State of the Union is typically a discrete event--one with a definable start and end point, the Obama Administration is fashioning the address as a launchpad for a broader push from the White House. Immediately following the speech will be a "Open for Questions" Marathon, featuring panels and web-fireside chats and tweet-Q&As with Administration officials. The panel I'll be attending tonight, immediately following the speech, paints a picture of the topics the President is likely to underscore in his speech. These are the topics his staff feels the speech will elicit the most questions about:

 10:00 p.m. ET: Post-SOTU "Open for Questions"

Brian Deese, Deputy Director of the National Economic Council
Josh Earnest, Principal Deputy Press Secretary (@JEarnest44)
Sarah Bianchi, Director of Economic and Domestic Policy for the Vice President
Felicia Escobar, Senior Policy Director for Immigration
Roberto Rodriguez, Special Assistant to the President for Education Policy
Heather Zichal, Deputy Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Policy

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Rajiv Narayan

I'm currently a contributing curator at Upworthy and a grad student at the University of Oxford, where I study Medical Anthropology. In the last year I was an Associate at the healthcare information firm Close Concerns, where I covered research, drug, and policy developments in obesity and public health. Before that I was a Research Assistant at Social Policy Research Associates. And not too long before that I was finishing my undergraduate studies at the University of California, Davis, where I was very privileged to be a Regents Scholar and graduate Phi Beta Kappa with highest honors in a self-designed major. In college I was a 2010 Young People For fellow and the Senior Fellow for Health Policy at the Roosevelt Institute Campus Network. At various points over the last 4 years I've worked on an urban farm in Milwaukee, interned at the California State Assembly, and taught classes on the Social Theory of Eating Disorders at UC Davis. On the academic side, I researched obesity legislation in Argentina, food stamps in California, the racial dynamics of obesity policy in Southern States, and fat acceptance activism in California.

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