Northern California Secretary Shivam Patel

Shivam Patel portrait Shivam Patel is a student at San Jose State University majoring in Business Management Information Systems and minoring in Public Policy. He is actively involved on campus and in his community. He serves on the Executive Board of the California Democratic Party Asian Pacific Islander Caucus as the Northern California Secretary.

He currently leads social media operations for South Asians for America, a national, grassroots organization dedicated to the education, advocacy, engagement, and mobilization of the South Asian Democratic community in the United States at the local, state, and federal levels, by increasing the civic engagement, political participation, and network of South Asians.

During the 2020 election cycle, he served as the Communications Co-Chair for South Asians for Biden, a national, grassroots organization dedicated to electing the Biden-Harris ticket. In this capacity, he led a team of individuals to increase awareness of the President Joe Biden’s and Vice Kamala Harris’s campaign platforms, and their impact on the South Asian community.

Previously, he worked as an intern for Joe Biden’s presidential campaign at the National Headquarters, and at his student government studying, pushing, and advocating for legislation affecting students at higher education institutes. In his spare time, he enjoys watching movies, playing sports, and catching up with friends.