Member, Governor's Executive Council, 2023-; Governor's Subcabinet for International Affairs, 2023-. Chair, Maryland Subcabinet for Public-Private Partnerships, 2023-; Governor's Inter-Agency Heroin and Opioid Coordinating Council, 2023-. Chair, Maryland Behavioral Health and Public Safety Center of Excellence Advisory Group, 2023-; Governor's Commission to Study Mental and Behavioral Health in Maryland, 2023-. Member, Governor's Family Violence Council, 2023-; Maryland Vaccine Equity Task Force, 2023-.
Member of House of Delegates (Democrat), representing District 15, Montgomery County, January 12, 2011 to January 9, 2019 (appointed December 29, 2010). Member, Ways and Means Committee, 2011-15 (revenues subcommittee, 2011-15; transportation subcommittee, 2011-15; education subcommittee, 2013-15); Appropriations Committee, 2015-19 (vice-chair, transportation & the environment subcommittee, 2015-19; vice-chair, capital budget subcommittee, 2016-19, member, 2015-19; chair, oversight committee on personnel, 2015-19). Member, Business Climate Work Group, 2013-14; Joint Committee on Cybersecurity, Information Technology, and Biotechnology, 2015-19; Joint Committee on Fair Practices and State Personnel Oversight, 2015-19; 21st Century School Facilities Commission, 2016-17. Member, Land Use, Transportation, and Public Safety Committee, Montgomery County Delegation, 2015-19 (land use & transportation committee, 2011-13; county affairs committee, 2013-14; vice-chair, land use, transportation, & public safety committee, 2015). Member, Maryland Legislative Asian-American and Pacific-Islander Caucus, 2015-19. President, Women Legislators of Maryland, 2016-17 (member, 2011-; executive board, 2012-19; treasurer, 2013-14; 1st vice-president, 2015; president-elect, 2015-16).
Member, Maryland Advisory Council for Virtual Learning, 2012-15; Task Force on the Implementation of Tax Benefits for Emergency Preparedness Equipment, 2013-14; Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin, 2013-19; Maryland Sexual Assault Evidence Kit Policy and Funding Committee, 2017-19.
Member, State Ethics Commission, 2019-21.
Born in Hyderabad, India, November 6, 1964. Attended New York public schools; University of Missouri-Rolla (now Missouri University of Science and Technology), B.S. (civil engineering), 1989. Traffic Engineer, Dept. of Public Works, Los Angeles County, California, 1989-90. Traffic Engineer, Dept. of Public Works and Transportation, Montgomery County, 1990-94; Dept. of Permitting Services, Montgomery County, 1994-96. Program Manager, Division of Engineering Services, Dept. of Public Works and Transportation, Montgomery County, 1996-2001. Manager, Dept. of Permitting Services, Montgomery County, 2001-02. Senior Transportation Planner, Go Montgomery!, 2002-04. Manager, Transportation Facility Planning, Division of Transportation Engineering, Dept. of Transportation, Montgomery County, 2007- (project manager, 2004-07). At large member, Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee, 2006-10. President, South Asian American Society, 2007-08. Chair, Serving Our Communities, 2009-10. Board of Directors, Montgomery County Public Schools Educational Foundation, Inc., 2008-. Legislative Champion Award, Women Legislators of Maryland, 2018. Married; three children.
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