Nikhil Joglekar is an Indian American, born and raised in the suburbs of Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is a Commodity Analyst for a major agricultural conglomerate, focusing his research and analysis on corn, soybeans, and the different classes of wheat.
Nikhil has been politically active since volunteering for the Wellstone campaign as a junior in high school. At the University of Wisconsin – Madison, he was a student council member and chaired the Student Services Finance Committee. Since moving back to Minnesota in 2008, Nikhil has been involved with Democratic campaigns in numerous roles, from door knocking, literature dropping and phone banking to running the phone banks, organizing a congressional district for statewide races, and recruiting/directing interns and volunteers. More recently, Nikhil has been analyzing voter data to help campaigns better target their resources. From 2014-2016 he served as Chair of the Minnesota Asian Indian Democratic Association (MAIDA), a Community Caucus of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL). Most recently, Nikhil helped lead Minnesota’s South Asians for Biden get-out-the-vote efforts for both the Presidential election and the Georgia runoffs.