Indian-American Shefali Duggal Appointed US Envoy to Netherlands

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Indian-American Shefali Duggal Appointed US Envoy to Netherlands

Shefali Duggal, who is an immigrant to the US from the Indian state of Kashmir, is a well-known and experienced political advisor, women’s rights activist, and human rights campaigner

FREMONT, CA: The Indian-American diaspora in the US crossed another milestone when President Biden appointed Indian-American Shefali Razdan Duggal — Democratic Party activist and fund-raiser — as the US Envoy to the Netherlands.

Shefali Duggal, who is an immigrant to the US from the Indian state of Kashmir, is a well-known and experienced political advisor, women’s rights activist, and human rights campaigner. She has won several civic awards and worked as the National co-chair of Women for Biden and as the Deputy National Finance Chair at the Democratic National Committee. There have been a few Indian-American ambassadors from the US foreign services recently, notably Atul Keshap as the US Ambassador to Sri Lanka, until the recent section of Geeta Pasi as the US Ambassador to Peru. However, this is the first time a grassroots party activist has been selected to a major country.

Shefali Duggal, a Haridwar-born Kashmiri, moved to the US with her family when she was only two years old. She has played a considerable role as a fund-raiser for the party in California. After attending her schooling in Cincinnati, Ohio, Duggal got her degree from NYU and began her political career volunteering for Senators Dianne Feinstein and Ted Kennedy. Duggal later worked on the Al Gore campaign in 2000, for the Obama campaign in 2008 and 2012, and Biden campaign in 2020.