Education Caucus Chair: Viraj Ayar, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Viraj Ayar is from Bedford, MA, and his favorite Democrat is Madeleine Albright. Viraj is heavily involved in educational affairs in Massachusetts, and he is currently working on his nonprofit, Boston Roots, to help Massachusetts public school students get all the resources they need to gain a competitive edge in the college application process. He previously interned at the Massachusetts State House under Rep. Ken Gordon, where he studied the state of college access programs in the State. Born in India, Viraj has lived in various places from Downtown Toronto to rural Alabama. Currently, he is studying economics and political science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, but one day, he hopes to run for office!