Praveen Meyyan is a Northern Virginia based Economist and AAPI Community Leader. Originally an immigrant from India, Praveen moved from India to the United States over 30 years ago, as his parents pursued the American Dream. Praveen has spent a decade in Virginia working to empower those within the AAPI community, make their voices heard and to help train a new generation of leaders. He currently serves as Chair of the Democratic Asians Americans of Virginia (AAPI Caucus of the Democratic Party of Virginia) and is a Governor's appointee to the Virginia Asian Advisory Board. In 2020, he served as Coordinator of National Councils and Virginia State Director for South Asians for Biden, Co-Chair of Virginia AAPIs for Biden and on the Biden Campaign Economic Policy Council. He is a graduate of the Sorensen Institute at the University of Virginia and holds a B.S Industrial and Systems Engineering and a B.S. Financial Economics from Binghamton University. He resides in Arlington, VA with his fiancée Cameron and their dog Cooper.