- She was most recently a Senior Policy Advisor and the Director of Outreach and Member Services for the Committee on Small Business in the U.S. Congress.
House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries has named Indian American Moh Sharma as director of member services, Politico said in a report on the new senior staff of the first African American to lead either party in Congress. House Democrats formally chose the Congressman from New York “as the face of their opposition to the new Republican majority,” The New York Times reported. At 52, Jeffries “represents a generational change for House Democrats after two decades under Representative Nancy Pelosi,” The Times noted.
Sharma most recently worked as a Senior Policy Advisor and the Director of Outreach and Member Services for the Committee on Small Business in the U.S. House of Representatives under Ranking Member Nydia Velázquez. Before that, she was a legislative aide for the Office of Congresswoman Judy Chu and the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), and a Senior Policy Advisor for the House Democratic Caucus.
The young Indian American staffer has previously worked at the Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis, the Connecticut Economic Resource Center, the Connecticut Technology Council, and the Connecticut Judicial Branch.
She received her B.A. (Hons.) and M.A. in Economics from the University of Connecticut, an M.S. in Global Affairs from NYU, and a J.D. from CUNY School of Law.
She holds various positions on a few volunteer boards and is currently on the advisory board of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Staff Association, and is vice president of the Congressional South Asian American Staff Association. She was president of the D.C. chapter of the South Asian Bar Association (SABA) in 2019 and has served in the roles of general director and VP of programming.