Gaurab Bansal

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Gaurab Bansal, Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Cabinet Secretary, White HouseBenjamin To / NBC News

Gaurab Bansal, 37

Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Cabinet Secretary, White House

Hometown: Baltimore + Seattle

How did you get here?

Prior to joining the Administration, I had the privilege to serve as a public school teacher, an attorney to technology and other startup companies, and a lawyer for the President’s 2012 re-election campaign.

Who or what has been the greatest influence on your career?

My parents, the students I worked with when I served as a public school teacher, and the teachers and professional mentors who patiently encouraged me along the way.

What do you consider your greatest accomplishment during the Obama administration?

I am still writing the story of my contributions to the Administration. There is a lot of work to get across the finish line, and I am very focused on doing my part down the stretch.

Can you describe your time working for the Obama administration in 10 words?

Collaborate with optimistic, big-hearted colleagues to increase opportunities for all.

Complete the sentence: “When I’m not working, I…”

I enjoy spending time with family and friends, cooking, and, if I am incredibly fortunate, playing a round of golf.

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