Debjyoti, also known as DD to many of you, is a First Generation American who, like many immigrants, came to the United States to pursue the American dream.
DD first came to America as a graduate student, continuing his studies in Computer Engineering at North Dakota State University with a passport, two suitcases, and a heart full of dreams of what life in the United States could be for him. Albeit, he was nervous about entering a country with a strong Indian accent, eating new foods, experiencing new traditions, and enduring his first winter.
After completing his graduate degree at NDSU, DD moved to Eden Prairie with a new job as a Senior Technical Advisor at a leading Data/Cloud Storage company. He was anxious as he moved to Eden Prairie, as knew no one but was overwhelmed with the city’s kindness and openness. This attitude of acceptance of all individuals made DD decide that he wants Eden Prairie to be “home.” He became a naturalized U.S. Citizen, bought his first home, started his career, served on the Sustainability Commission, and became a member of the Eden Prairie AM Rotary Club to give back to this beautiful community. Additionally, he is serving as a member of the Race Equity Advisory Commission of Hennepin County and the Regent Advisory Council of the University of Minnesota.
The most significant decision DD made while being an Eden Prairie resident was enlisting as a soldier in the United States Army Reserve. After serving nearly 4.5 years as an enlisted soldier, he took the oath as a Commissioned Officer (First Lieutenant) in the Medical Services Corps. DD has served on a combat deployment and several goodwill mission trips abroad with the Army Reserve.
Day to day, DD has extensive experience working on Cloud Security – developing and supporting cutting-edge technologies to protect the network and cloud security infrastructure of the Federal Reserve from our adversaries abroad.
DD was elected to the Eden Prairie School Board in 2019 and has served the community he loves with passion and honor. He is up for reelection in November 2022.
Gratitude is one of his core values, and he finds nothing more satisfying than serving and giving back to the community he calls home. He views his service to the Eden Prairie School Board over the last three years as a continuation of his public service and one of the best ways to give back to a community that has given so much to him.
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