Neera Tanden
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Updated On July 20, 2021
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Neera Tanden is a strategic administrator and former government officer. Neera Tanden is the Center for American Progress’s president. Similarly, she worked on a number of Democratic presidential campaigns. From Michael Dukakis in 1988 to Hillary Clinton in 2016, she has consulted on political campaigns. During the Obama administration, she held a number of government posts.

Early Life and Childhood

On September 10, 1970, Neera Tanden was born in the United States in Bedford, Massachusetts. As of now, her age is 50 years old. She is a citizen of the United States. Similarly, she was born in India to immigrant parents. She is also of Indian descent. She is of mixed race, with South Asian and Indian ancestors. Her astrological sign is Virgo. Raj is her brother’s name.

When she was five years old, her parents divorced. Maya Tanden is her mother’s name. At the moment, no information about her father is available. In terms of college, she attended the University of California, Los Angeles. In 1992, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree. She then went on to Yale Law School, where she earned her Juris Doctorate in the year 1996.

Professional Life

In 1988, Neera Tanden served on Michael Dukakis’ failed presidential campaign. In 1992, she consulted on Bill Clinton’s presidential campaign. Since graduating from Yale Law School, she relocated to Washington, D.C. She served on Capitol Hill and in think tanks on domestic affairs. Similarly, she consulted on Bill Clinton’s clean energy plans and health-care policy campaigns. She served in the Clinton White House as an assistant director for domestic policy. She was also a special adviser in the First Lady’s Office. In 1999 and 2000, she served on Hillary Clinton’s successful senatorial campaign. She served as the campaign’s assistant campaign manager and issues manager.

From 2003 to 2005, she was Senator Clinton’s Legislative Director. She also served as the strategy analyst for Clinton’s failed Democratic presidential bid in 2008. She served as an unpaid advisor to Clinton’s successful primary season nominating effort and failed the general election campaign in 2016. In 2008, she consulted on Barack Obama’s presidential campaign. During Obama’s successful presidential campaign, she worked as a domestic policy director. She served as a senior advisor to Secretary Kathleen Sebelius of the Department of Health and Human Services under the Obama administration.

More about her career

Moreover, she assisted the Obama administration in developing the Affordable Care Act. She has worked for the Center for American Progress (CAP) since 2003. She played a key part in its discovery. Before becoming President and CEO of CAP in 2011, she served as Senior Vice President for Domestic Policy, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Chief Operating Officer.

In April 2020, she was appointed to New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s Restart and Recovery Commission. She writes a monthly online blog for The New Republic. She has been on many talk shows, including The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, MSNBC, CNN, Fox, and Real Time with Bill Maher.¬†Additionally, she was recently nominated as head of the Office of Management and Budget by President-elect Joe Biden.

Net Worth

Since her college days, Neera Tanden has collaborated with a number of political figures. She also worked on both successful and failed presidential campaigns. She has also been involved with CAP, where she currently serves as secretary. Moreover, she is compensated fairly for her work as a federal employee. President-elect Joe Biden has nominated her to lead the Office of Management and Budget. Her current net worth is estimated to be around $1 million.

Personal Life

Caption: Neera Tanden with her husband (Source: Instagram)

Neera Tanden has a husband. Benjamin Edwards, a musician, is her husband. The couple first met at the University of California, where they were both students. They also worked for Michael Dukakis’ failed presidential campaign in 1998. In 1999, the pair exchanged wedding vows. The pair is the parents of two daughters.

Body measurement and Social media

Neera Tanden is of medium height. She has an average body weight and a medium height. Her eyes are dark brown, and her hair is also dark brown.

Similarly, she is active on social media including Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. She has gained more than 391k followers on Twitter under the username @neeratanden. She has even gained more than 2.5k followers on Instagram under the username @neeratanden.