Modi was the Liaison to Young Americans, the Arts, and Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. He has a background in the arts, education, and Asian American organizing. His educational background includes the University of California, Los Angeles, and Stanford University.
Modi previously worked in the private sector as an artist and actor in Los Angeles and New York, and as an Adjunct Lecturer in Asian American Studies, Film Studies, and Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania. He also worked on the Obama Campaign in a variety of roles, including the National Arts Policy Committee. He is originally from New Jersey.
Before speaking at a town hall event at the University of Maryland, President Obama met with UMD student body president Kaiyi Xie.
Across the country, as part of President Obama’s Roundtable Initiative for Young Americans, 384 youth roundtables were held with a wide range of your peers in 46 states, the District of Columbia, and Guam. We have just released an e-book reviewing the outcomes of these roundtables.
President Obama calls three young leaders to thank them for the work they did on a range of topics from youth civic engagement and interfaith issues to roundtables with Young Americans, and summits on youth entrepreneurship & employment.
Join Kalpen Modi, Associate Director in the Office of Public Engagement, and 150 small business owners during a live chat on whitehouse.gov/live at 4:30 pm EDT today to learn about the vital impact young entrepreneurs have on the economy.
The White House is holding a serious of events called "How to Make Change" based on your feedback during the “Your Future, Your Solutions” 100 Roundtables Initiative. "How to Make Change" will focus on effecting change, and on specific issues that matter to youth.
Join us for an interactive chat with Young Americans and U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Raj Shah.
Join Obama Administration Officials July 1st at 12pm EST for a conference call de-briefing the President’s "100 Youth Roundtables" initiative, outlining the "How to Make Change" summer series and discussing ongoing events on youth employment and entrepreneurship. .
The President discusses a new youth series at a meeting with young Americans in the Roosevelt Room.
Ten incredible young Americans who had participated in the “100 Youth Roundtables” Initiative and come to Washington, DC for a de-brief with President Obama, his Senior Staff, and DC-based youth advocates.
The White House wraps up "100 Youth Roundtables” Initiative and highlights some of the conversations and solutions that young people have undertaken around the country.