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Ankur Patel

Ankur Patel was born in Los Angeles in 1985 and is a graduate of LAUSD (2003), UCLA (B.S. 2007), and CSUN (M.S. 2014). He has taught English in South Korea and China (2008 to 2010), and has worked as a UTLA substitute teacher in The Valley since 2018. Ankur has run for office, including finishing third in the race for Board District 3 in 2015, after which Board Member Scott Schemerlson hired him as School and Community Coordinator. Ankur also joined the Board of SoCal ADA in 2015. He later served as Scott Schmerelson’s Campaign Manager for the November 2020 election. In 2021, Ankur served on the DSA-LA Steering Committee as an At-Large Member. Ankur is currently working for the Hindu University of America as the Director of Advancement. He is also a Principal at Move Left, a political consulting firm.