Hi, I’m Sudhanshu “Suds” Jain
I was born in Delhi, India in 1961 but my parents moved to Davis, California in 1963 where I lived until I went away to college. I attended Davis Senior High School.
I attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where I earned BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering. It was in a fraternity there that I acquired the nickname, ‘Suds’. After working for 5 years in New Jersey for Bell Communications Research, I moved to California to be closer to my parents and to work for a startup company, Adaptive Networks, in Redwood City.
After working at several computer networking companies in the Bay Area, I retired from Broadcom Corporation in 2008 to “give back”. For the past 12 years, I’ve been a full-time volunteer working on climate change and education issues. For a number of years, I maintained computers at Washington Open Elementary and Discovery Charter schools. I co-founded the Wilcox Robotics Team with Santa Clara City Councilmember Karen Hardy in 2013 and continue to coach the team at there Wilcox High.
It was my involvement with Santa Clara’s Climate Action Plan than led me to apply to
the Planning Commission where I served from 2015 to 2020 when I was elected the the Santa Clara City Council.
Lori and I got married in 1998 and our son, Anand, was born in 1999. We moved to Santa Clara in 1999.
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