Boston Regional Director: Nathan Worob, Northeastern
Welcome to our Regional Directors page! These leaders represent chapters in the Boston Region, Central Region, Eastern Region, South Shore Region, and the Western Region. In order to contact our leaders, please click on the icons at the bottom of each bio.
Jaya Khetarpal is a blue girl from the red state of Texas where her democratic beliefs and liberal values grew strong amidst numerous challengers. Before moving to Boston to attend Tufts University, Jaya participated in Juniors Statesman of America, serving as a Publicity Agent on the state cabinet and the Publicity Chair of her school’s chapter where she worked on numerous projects promoting awareness about human trafficking and women’s rights. Along with pursuing an International Relations Major and Child Development minor, Jaya volunteers for Generation Citizen-an organization that works to promote civic engagement and empower young individuals to become engaged and effective citizens-, is campaign coordinator for Tufts for Hillary, and an active member of Tufts Democrats planning board. Jaya served as a fellow on the Hillary Clinton Campaign in New Hampshire and volunteered on the campaigns of Windy Davis and Maggie Hassan. Currently, Jaya is interning in the Trial Division at Attorney General Maura Healey’s office and spends her free time tutoring children through Child Health Services and volunteering with the coordinated campaign effort in Manchester, NH. Jaya is committed to putting democrats into office up and down the ticket on both the state and national level and hopes to expand the College Democrats chapter base and promote more inter-collegiate events.
Riann is a sophomore at Wellesley College hailing from Lebanon, New Hampshire. Her favorite Democrat is Huma Abedin. Growing up in a swing state, home to the first in the nation primary, she has always been surrounded by politics. Her first foray into elections was as a volunteer with the Obama campaign in 2012. Since then, she has continued to be heavily involved in Democratic politics. This winter, she was a fellow with Hillary for New Hampshire and this summer she is doing campaign work with the Blue Lab. On campus, Riann is the Organizing Director of Wellesley Students for Hillary as well as a member of Wellesley Whiptails Ultimate Frisbee and Model UN. When she's not avidly watching CNN, you can find Riann catching up on Grey's Anatomy and Madame Secretary.
"I am a rising Senior at UMass Amherst. My first involvement in Democratic activism was volunteering to canvass for Elizabeth Warren's campaign against Scott Brown. Fall of 2014, I interned on Martha Coakley's campaign for governor. I joined UMass Democrats my first semester at UMass, and was previously membership coordinator. I am also involved in UMass Student Government."