Shefali Razdan Duggal is a Presidential Appointee (President Barack Obama) to the United States Holocaust Memorial Council, which oversees the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. Shefali is on the National Board of Directors for Emily’s List (an organization dedicated to electing pro-choice Democratic women to all levels of government) and also serves on the National Finance Committee of the Democratic National Committee. Shefali is a San Francisco Committee member of Human Rights Watch (a nonprofit, non-governmental human rights organization which investigates abuses, exposes facts and advocates with those in power to create lasting change) and serves on the National Advisory Board of Inside Washington (Miami University, Oxford OH). Shefali most recently served on the Rules Committee for the 2016 Democratic National Convention (Philadelphia PA) and was also on the National Finance Committee for Hillary for America (2016 Hillary Clinton Presidential Campaign, National Advisory Council). Shefali is involved within various U.S. Senate and Congressional campaigns throughout the country.
Shefali was on the National Finance Committee for President Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election Campaign, additionally serving as an Obama Victory Trustees Co-Chair and Northern California Finance Committee Member. Shefali was a member of the Credentials Standing Committee for the 2012 Democratic National Convention and was an At-Large Delegate to the Convention from the State of California. Shefali also was active during Senator Barack Obama’s 2008 Presidential Campaign, where she was a Trustee for the DNC South Asian American Leadership Council. She previously worked with Senator Hillary Clinton’s 2008 Presidential Campaign, where she was a member of the campaign’s Northern California Steering Committee and the Women for Hillary Committee. Shefali was also on the Finance Committee for the Kamala Harris for California Attorney General Campaign and was a member of her Transition Team. In addition, Shefali was Executive Director of Indus Women Leaders (a national South Asian women’s organization) and was both a graduate and on the Advisory Board of Emerge California (a political leadership training program for Democratic women). Shefali was also a Board Member of the Indian American Leadership Initiative (an organization focused on promoting South Asian political participation) and on the National Advisory Board of Doctors for America. Shefali was also on the National Advisory Board of Beyond Bollywood (Smithsonian Museum) and a Senior Advisor for South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA).
Earlier in her career, Shefali worked as a Political Analyst at Staton Hughes (political strategy firm). She also worked at the Massachusetts Democratic Party, the New Hampshire Democratic Party and the offices of Senators Ted Kennedy and Dianne Feinstein. Shefali worked on Vice President Al Gore’s 2000 Presidential Campaign, and was an an At-Large Delegate to the 2000 National Democratic Convention from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
A Kashmiri born in Hardiwar U.P. India, Shefali moved to the United States at a very young age and grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio. Shefali is a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, having received a B.S. in Mass Communication, with a minor in Political Science. Shefali then went on to receive her M.A. in Political Communication from New York University. Shefali and her husband have two children and live in San Francisco, California.