Indian-American Shefali Razdan Duggal was sworn in on Friday as the United States’ new ambassador to the Netherlands by US Vice President Kamala Harris.

“I had the privilege of swearing in Shefali Razdan Duggal to be our next Ambassador to the Netherlands. We wish you well in this new role and thank you for your leadership We appreciate your leadership and wish you well in your new position,” VP Harris tweeted.

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Duggal, an Indian-American political activist, was appointed as the next envoy to the Netherlands by the US Senate on September 14, 2022.

Shefali Razdan Duggal was named as the “Nominee for Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Kingdom of the Netherlands” by the White House on March 11.

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Who is Shefali Razdan Duggal?

Shefali Razdan Duggal, an Indian-American political activist who was born on November 22, 1971, currently serves as the United States’ ambassador to the Netherlands. She was previously nominated by President Barack Obama for a term that ended in January 2018 to the United States Holocaust Memorial Council, which is in charge of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Former DNC deputy national finance director and Emily’s List board member, Razdan Duggal most recently served on the National Finance Committee for Joe Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign. Additionally, Razdan Duggal just agreed to join Wake Forest University’s (Winston-Salem NC) Leadership and Character Council.

At the age of two, Razdan Duggal, a Kashmiri Pandit, moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with her family after being born in Haridwar, Uttar Pradesh.

She then relocated to Cincinnati, Ohio, where she lived until the age of five and attended Sycamore High School before graduating.

She holds a Master of Arts in Media Ecology from New York University and a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication from Miami University.

Razdan Duggal served as a national co-chair of Women for Biden during the 2020 US presidential election. At the 2020 Democratic National Convention, she served as the vice chair of the Credentials Standing Committee and an at-large delegate for the state of California.

Razdan Duggal is married to Rajat Duggal and has two children.