January 31, 2018

Bio

Sanjay Patel is an activist, changemaker, and project manager who has nearly two decades of diverse experience in the government, corporate and nonprofit sectors. A graduate of UCLA with a degree in Economics, Sanjay began his career in technology, strategy and consulting roles at Deloitte, Genentech and the Santa Clara County Social Services Agency. He then launched a small consulting business in San Francisco, and subsequently founded a nonprofit that used social media to raise funds for changemakers across the globe.

Sanjay has lived in Brevard for nearly a decade, where he relocated with his wife, Stacey, whose family has called Satellite Beach home for generations. Most recently, to expand the impact of his social change efforts, Sanjay has focused on political activism. He travelled to multiple states as an organizer during the 2016 presidential primaries, served as one of Brevard’s elected delegates to the Democratic National Convention, spent several weeks at Standing Rock, and has since been elected State Committeeman of the Brevard Democratic Party (BrevardDems).

In that role, he was appointed to a statewide Resolutions Committee, where he led the Florida Democratic Party to adopt resolutions supporting economic justice and fair wages, healthcare as a human right, guaranteed public education for all Floridians from pre-K through college or trade school, and opposing big money in politics. During his time as an officer of the BrevardDems, the organization won a “golden gavel” award for knocking the most doors of any county in the state, membership has grown by over 300%, fundraising has nearly doubled, and three Democrats have been elected to local office in areas formerly considered to be Republican strongholds.