National Outreach Director
Vaibhav Jain is the National Outreach Director at the AAPI Victory Fund. He is responsible for developing and executing the organization’s strategy to mobilize and turnout 11 million Asian American and Pacific Islander voters in U.S. elections. Vaibhav leads constituent outreach, manages candidate endorsements, and is responsible for curating the Victory Fund’s digital and social media channels.
A public health specialist, graphic designer and consummate organizer, Vaibhav began his career as a community health dentist in small villages across southern India. That experience inspired him to seek systemic change which advances equity and opportunity for marginalized populations. Over the past decade, Vaibhav has worked for universities, think tanks, advocacy, and intergovernmental organizations.
In 2020, he served as Senior Advisor for AAPI Outreach and Engagement on Joe Biden’s winning presidential campaign. He then joined President-elect Biden’s transition team where he helped coordinate appointments to the U.S. Departments Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development and Veterans Affairs. Prior to his experiences in electoral politics, Vaibhav spent five years as a qualitative researcher at the American Institutes for Research. He was also a fellow at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. Vaibhav has a master’s degree in public health from George Washington University in Washington, DC and a bachelor’s degree in dental surgery from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences in Bangalore, India.
Vaibhav is a vocal advocate for LGBTQ+ rights. He grew up in New Delhi and now lives in New York with his husband Parag Mehta. In October of 2020, they filed a petition with the Delhi High Court seeking recognition of their marriage. The case is pending and could help pave the way for marriage equality in the world’s largest democracy.