I, Hiral Pandya, am resident of Beaverton Oregon for last 11+ years and living here with my wife and two sons. I have been working as an engineer employed by Intel since 2011. I am grateful to this country which gave me chance to pursue better life and have provided different opportunities to grow not only economically but also to be a better human being.
It is my firm belief that it is now my turn to giving back to the community and hence been involved in several community and cultural based activities and organizations mentioned below :
Diversity Advisory Board : DAB exists to advise the City on diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies that strengthen relationships among communities of color, immigrants, and refugees, and with city government. I have been member of Beaverton city council’s Diversity Advisory Board since January 2021.
AAPI group at BSD School : I have been involved with AAPI group for Cooper Mountain Elementary School for last couple of years. It is a great effort initiated by one of the teachers and group has been growing every year.
WakeUp Beaverton! : WakeUp Beaverton! Strives to create a physical environment for racial, cultural, spiritual, and language diverse communities, in order to distribute assets, resources and to have spaces that provide educational opportunities and activities in partnership with the city of Beaverton.
Hindu Swayam-sevak Sangh (HSS) : HSS USA is voluntary, non-profit, social, educational and cultural organization which aims to coordinate the Hindu American community to practice, preserve, and advance ideals and values of Hindu Dharma.
SEWA : Sewa international is a Hindu faith-based, humanitarian, nonprofit service organization which serves humanity irrespective of race, color, religion, gender or nationality. I have been involved in a food donation project named “SEWA Diwali” in the neighborhood for last three years which collects and donates food items to local shelters.