Meet Old Sachin

Sachin was born to a family of modest means in Vasai, a suburb of Mumbai, India. After graduating from St. Augustine High School, Sachin studied Biology as an undergraduate. Holding a fellowship from the Department of Atomic Energy to study radiation therapy of cancer, Sachin received his PhD at Mumbai University.

Drawn to the promise of the technological advances and democratic ideals of the United States, Sachin accepted a postdoctoral fellowship in radiation therapy at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. Sachin arrived in the United States two months after 9/11.

Sachin was thrilled to make his home in the United States. Through the years he was awarded several grants and published in the fields of Cancer, Cell, and Molecular Biology. Sachin currently works with “big data” in healthcare.

Sachin lives in Lutherville with his wife and two schoolgoing children. His support for public schools motivated him to become an active PTA member several years ago. He is currently Vice-President of his child’s school PTA. An avid conservationist, Sachin often can be found cycling trails and roads throughout District 42B.

Sachin had been fascinated with what he had read in textbooks in India about American civil rights. Living in America, he discovered that these rights were actually the result of a lot of hard work over time. The election of Donald Trump and the prevailing rhetoric of hatred towards immigrants, minorities, and women now put these hard-fought rights into jeopardy. Sachin was compelled to get involved and do his part to stand up for American values and ideals. Sachin founded and led Indivisible North Baltimore County, an advocacy group which engages with issues on both the national and local levels. Sachin built the group from 5 members to over 500. At the same time, he became engaged with state and local politics, and he has been an active campaigner for local candidates.

Sachin was quickly recognized in Baltimore County for his leadership and consensus-building abilities. With the important midterm elections coming up, Sachin’s friends, colleagues, and family urged him to make the switch from advocate to candidate.

Having achieved success after coming from a humble background, Sachin knows first-hand about economic hardships, the value of hard work, and the promise of America. He will continue to work hard—and fight for Marylanders as State Delegate for District 42B.