Dr. Jay Maharjan is an educator, entrepreneur, foreign policy adviser and community leader. Maharjan served as a region champion and the state-wide leader for the White House initiative Startup America Partnership under the 44th President of the United States Barack Obama. Maharjan led the South West region, and contributed towards major business legislation of this generation, including the JOBS Act. Later, Maharjan was appointed to serve as the ambassador for UP Global, the State Department-partnered non-profit initiative formed to foster entrepreneurship in more than 110 countries.
Maharjan received his masters degree from the University of Southern California (USC) Sol Price School of Public Policy. He completed his doctorate from USC, as well. His doctoral research at USC focused on the management practices of sovereign wealth funds in relation to policies and regional political economy influencing these funds. Maharjan was the recipient of the 2017 outstanding alumni award from his undergraduate alma mater Pittsburg State University, where he received his engineering degree.
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