Raj Salhotra graduated from Rice University in May 2013 with a degree in Economics and Policy Studies. He then became a teacher at YES Prep Public Schools through Teach For America. Following two years of teaching, he started Students With Ambition Go (SWAG) To College, an educational mentorship organization. He then completed law school at Harvard and returned to Houston to continue running his educational non-profit and to explore more public service opportunities in Houston. He has been involved in Hindus of Greater Houston for several years first as a member of the Arya Samaj of Greater Houston and now as part of the Young Hindus of Greater Houston. He hopes that the Young Hindus of Greater Houston will become the hub for all young Hindus in Houston and serve as a vehicle for exploring culture and religion, serving the community, and fostering leadership skills.