Rupande Mehta is an Indian immigrant, a professional working for a Fortune 500 company, an activist for causes related to violence against women, environment, and social justice. In 2020, Rupande ran for State Senate in New Jersey’s 25th district and received the most votes ever received by a Democrat for that seat. She is a state committee woman from Morris County and is a member of the Emerge New Jersey cabinet, an organization that recruits, trains, and provides a network to Democratic women who run for office. Her first book Trihayani: the Untold Story of Draupadi was released in March 2022 (India date: April 1, 2022). Rupande is an avid reader and a Pelotoner. She can be found @rupee80 on Instagram, @rupandemehta on Twitter.