Vedant Patel serves as the Principal Deputy Spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State. He previously served as an Assistant Press Secretary and Spokesperson for President Biden in The White House. Prior to this he served as a spokesperson on the Presidential Inaugural Committee and the Biden-Harris Transition. Patel also held communications positions on the Biden Campaign both in the primary and general election. Previously, Patel worked as Communications Director to Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal and Communications Director to Congressman Mike Honda. Patel is a graduate of the University of California – Riverside and received a M.B.A. from the University of Florida. He is originally from San Jose, California.