At a Glance
- Career History: U.S. Air Force (2000-2004); Clinton Foundation (2005-2007); Goldman, Sachs & Company (2007-2009)
- Birthday: Feb. 11, 1982
- Hometown: New York
- Alma Mater: St. John's University
- Spouse: Single
- Religion: Hindu
- DC Office: U.S. Agency for International DevelopmentRonald Reagan BuildingWashington, D.C. 20523-1000
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Path To Power
Roy was born in New York, where his father owns a small business. His parents both immigrated to the U.S. from India.
He joined the U.S. Air Force at the age of 18, deploying to both Afghanistan and Iraq.
In early 2010, Roy was tested within his first two weeks on the job at USAID. President Obama announced that USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah would be the response coordinator for the devastating earthquake that rattled the small island nation of Haiti in January 2010.
Roy immediately deployed there, helping to establish the Office of the Response Coordinator and reporting to the administrator on ground happenings. Working with international leaders, non-governmental organizations and senior government leadership, Roy worked with disaster-response experts to minimize the loss of life.
Roy's closest ally in Washington is his boss, USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah. He also works with Craig Mullaney, a senior policy adviser on Shah's USAID AfPak Task Force and Vikram Singh, a former top adviser to the late Akpak Special Envoy Richard Holbrooke.
At the Clinton foundation, Roy worked with Trooper Sanders, who served as deputy director of policy and projects for First Lady Michelle Obama.