"Mr. Roy is a
capable and benevolent young man doing
magnificently what many today deem impossible. He's doing battle
with the entrenched, arrogant leftists and hawkers of political
corruption who are doing their worst to destroy education in this
country. It's easy to get discouraged about the young people
today. Let's not forget that there are independent, productive
young men like Anirban Roy out there." --
S. Michael McMillen, Columnist for The New Australian (1997).
The finer things in life include a Cohiba Cuban Cigar and a Moscow Mule with friends.
I was born on May 19, 1978 to Dr. Ajit K. and Mrs. Archana Roy in Brazil. I think I have led an awesome life so far, and I think I have accomplished a lot so far in life. I was had an amazing childhood, had my "15 seconds of fame" while being on Mr. Roger's as a kid, was an excellent student in my primary and secondary schooling, went to a top 50 university, and have had a great professional life since graduating from college. Moreover, I am a world traveler, and I am one that enjoys the finer things in life.
My motto in life is to live life to the fullest. We were put on
this Earth to enjoy each and every
single day. Life is precious. I am a
conservative, and I believe in upholding family values and morality as
well as fiscal responsibility for the government.
Life began for me in a small town in Brazil. My dad was in Brazil doing consulting for a Japanese steel company in Minas Gerais. After 7 short months in Brazil, my parents came back to North America. I grew up in the United States since 7 months old, and I am a proud US Citizen. My parents said life in Brazil was pretty laid back and not bad for a developing nation. My parents had a nice high rise apartment with a seperate servants quarter for our live in maid and my nanny.
I have lived throughout the United States including Ohio, Pennslyvania,
Texas, New Hampshire, Nevada, and California. I had a great
childhood in Ohio and Pennyslyvania attending private Catholic
school and growing up in a custom made English Tudor house which took
over a year to build. I was
even on Mister
Roger's Neighborhood where I played
my guitar. I was spoiled as a child since I was an only child for
most of my childhood. Living all over the United
States has been a blessing. I have made friends from all over the
country, and I have got to experience all the diverse accents, local
traditions, and weather across the country. I paticularly loved
living in Texas! My "y'all" still comes out every now and
then. To this day, I am still a Cowboys, Mavericks,
and Rangers fan. The Stars moved to Dallas after we had left, but
my NHL loyalties lie with them too. I was
captain of the Whiz Kids team in 8th grade (yeah, I know kind of
nerdy!) Furthermore, I got into extemporaranous speaking in
Plano, and I won
third place at the Plano City Championship during my first
I was not as active as a child as I am now. I mostly stayed indoors and played Nintendo (yeah the original one) and watched all the great 80s sitcoms like Growing Pains, Full House, Cosby Show, Perfect Strangers, etc. Some of my favorite cartoons included Duck Tales, Transformers, He-Man, G.I. Joe, and Beverly Hills Teen Club. I was also a big Lego person, and I built "the Kingdom Of Legoland," which was run by King Exxon (Exxon was my favorite oil company when I grew up). I was not like most kids. I liked watching Stuart Varney and his financial show, monitored the stock market, and following politics. I would read the Statesman's Yearbook each summer too and find out as much as I could about foreign governments. When I did go outdoors, I played tennis and batmitton with my dad, baseball with some of the neighborhood kids, and mini golf. I tried some winter activities since we lived on the East Coast like ice skating, but I never got that one down.
My brother, Angsuman, was born in 1990. At first, I was not happy
losing "only child" status, but I am close with brother today.
My brother and I did an awesome tour of England, Scotland, and France
in 2012 visiting most of the famous sites including Buckingham Palace,
Big Ben, Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Versailles, Edinbourgh Castle,
Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, and Oxford among others and staying at very
nice properties like the Trianon Palace (Waldorf Astoria) in
Versailles. My brother joined me on a cruise to the Bahamas as
well in 2012 with some of my friends and my mother.
I have traveled all over the United States and the world. Traveling is a big passion for me, and I am fortunate to work for an European company which gives me over five weeks of vacation each year! I have been to the England, Scotland, France, Hong Kong, Macau, The Bahamas, Belize, Japan, Costa Rica, The Netherlands, Denmark, Croatia, Bosnia-Hercegovina, Germany, Singapore, India, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Canada, Mexico, and Aruba. I have been to almost all of the states including Hawaii, Alaska, Florida, and New York. At last count, I have been to 44 states so far.
In 1992, I lived overseas briefly when my dad was doing a consulting venture in Asia for a major conglomerate. The company kept us in a huge bungalow with armed guards, and we also had a full staff of servants to tend to our needs. We were served "high tea" on the veranda overlooking the lush gardens, and we had a person to do every little task you can imagine - even someone that came by in the morning and shined our shoes for us. We also had a great crew of chefs prepare both Western and Eastern dishes for us. They even made homemade ice cream for us. It was an interesting experience.
High school was cool. I went to three high schools in three
different states. Highlights of freshman year included going out
with my first girlfriend, Katey (a cheerleader), the
school dances, our 9th grade graduation ceremony and dance, and my
going away party. My class was very small in New Hampshire.
We had less than a hundred students in our grade. I was
also in both the plays that year at my school including playing Johnny
Steele in "Meet Me In St. Louis, Louis."
I started to get heavily involved in leadership roles and extra-curricular activities in Las Vegas at Cimarron-Memorial High School. I was in National Honor Society, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), and French Club, serving as President of FBLA and Vice President of French Club. I was also the Southern Region Vice President for Nevada FBLA during my junior year. Some of my accomplishments in Nevada included creating a Southern Region Leadership Council made up of two representatives from each high school that had an FBLA Chapter. The Southern Region Leadership Council met once a month throughout the valley to plan and organize leadership development and community service projects for the area. Moreover, I hosted the Southern Region Leadership Conference with the help of several then and current Nevada State Assemblymen (all of whom are Republican). I had workshop presenters from all different kinds of industry to help high school students plan out their future career goal. Moreover, we had guest speakers from UNLV and the local Hotel & Gaming Industry. I received straight "A's" for most of my high school career in Las Vegas. I took all of the honors and AP level classes that were offered at my school. I became a country music fan after living in Las Vegas.
After moving to California, I attended Livermore High School. I was elected President of both French Club and FBLA shortly after moving there. That goes to show that I am a natural born leader. I was a member of the California Scholarship Federation (CSF) also. Other highlights of my time in Livermore included my Senior Year - ditch day in Santa Cruz, senior ball (prom), senior picnic, and Grad Nite at Disneyland. Out of all my high school experiences, I liked Livermore the least. Most of the students and faculty were quite liberal, not to mention 49er fans. I was a Cowboy fan in 9er country! Although, I did enjoy watching my Beloved Superbowl Dallas Cowboys win the Superbowl during my senior year and rubbing it in to the 9er fans. I was also not too impressed with the quality of the union teachers in California. They tended to inflict their own liberal viewpoints on the students and did not provide a medium for a fair and balanced political discourse in the classroom.
I started college in 1996 at the University of California at Davis, which is ranked #42 in the country out of all the universities and colleges. I majored in International Relations and Political Science. I changed majors several times like the typical college student. I started off as a Computer Engineering major, but I did not like the math and sciences or the extensive programming. I thought about other majors such as Computer Science, Economics, and Managerial Economics also. However, I liked International Relations since it incorporated several disciplines into one major including political science, history, economics, and foreign language. College was awesome! It was a great time to meet new people and experience lots of new things.
I achieved a lot in college. I was a founding father in my fraternity, Phi Beta Lambda. We were one of the 20 national fraternities affiliated with the Inter-Fraternity Council (IFC). I served as Chapter President for 4 years, and lived at our fraternity house for one year. I also served as State President and Vice President for the state organization of the fraternity. Living in our fraternity house was the best college experiences. We had all our events at the house also including exchanges with sororities, rush events, and parties. Our Spring Fling 2K Party was one of the best parties of Spring Quarter 2000. Being in Phi Beta Lambda has been a great experience. We also participated in philanthrophy events with the Panhellenic sororites such as "Kickin With the Chi Os" soccer tournament and Delta Gamma's "Anchor Splash." I met many people who I consider my best friends. Most of us from the fraternity still keep in touch today, and we hang out regularly. We also had ski trips also to Lake Tahoe. I never quite mastered skiing.
I got into politics after attending UC Davis. I served as Chairman of Davis College Republicans after the end of my freshman year. That alone was an honor to be trusted to lead such an important organization after only one year in college. I think I have always emerged as a good leader, and I earn people's trust as a fair and trusted leader in whatever organization I have served in. Moreover, I served on the state board for California College Republicans for four years including holding the #2 position as Executive Vice Chairman. After graduating from UC Davis, I was asked to remain on the California College Republicans State Board as the PAC President. I have managed local political campaigns and served as county coordinators for statewide races. I also served as Northern California Youth Chairman for Quayle 2000. I founded a chapter of YAF at UC Davis, a conservative student organization. I was appointed to the State board of YAF as the Northern California Chairman in 1999. In 1998, I was elected to the Yolo County Republican Central Committee as the youngest member during the 1998 June Primary Election. I am a fiscal and social conservative.
I officially graduated from UC Davis in March of 2001 with my double major as planned. I miss my college years, which I feel have been the greatest years of my life so far. Moreover, I think I got the complete college experience. I experienced Greek life with my fraternity, was Chairman of College Republicans, Chairman of YAF, founded other campus organizations, was a campus leader, and also served on the state boards for various college level organizations including holding the #2 position with the California College Republicans. Greek life was awesome - participating in fraternity exchanges, road trips, playing IM sports, and throwing amazing parties. In addition, I was on the Dean's Honor List and elected into the Order of Omega, a Greek Honor Society for only the top 3% of Greeks in the country.I have had a great deal of professional work experience as well during my collegiate years. I worked at the Lawrence Livermore National Lab for 2 summers of my college tenure designing web pages and doing computer programming for the National Ignition Facility (NIF). Working at the lab, I gained real world experience. I had my own private office and was respected for my talents. The lab does a good job of treating their student employees as equals and not interns. I managed a political campaign in 1998 for a local position called Public Guardian in Yolo County. I worked as the Senior Research Analyst for a publishing venture here in Northern California, where I authored several sections of a book about the City of Davis called Davis Inside & Out. I was offered a paid internship with the Sacramento Housing & Redevelopment Agency during the summer of my Senior Year at UC Davis. I was involved with many projects at the agency including reviewing applications for tax credits submited by businesses who hired eligible employees. Towards the end of that summer, I got an irrestible offer from Burson-Marsteller Public Relations firm in Sacramento. Burson-Marsteller is the largest Public Relations firm in the world. The internship gave me more relevant exposure to my major.
I left Schering-Plough in 2010 as the dust settled on the big merger
between Merck and Schering-Plough to create the world's 2nd largest
pharmaceutical company with a decent "golden parachute." The
offered us a nice departure package along with all our stock options
that were still to be vested. At first, I went to ADP as a Major
Accounts District Manager. However, after about 12 weeks, I
realized that a pharmaceutical representative can not be happy outside
of pharma. As a result, I was able to get
back into pharmaceutical sales with Boehringer-Ingelheim
Pharmaceuticals in June of 2010 through Inventiv Health, the industry
for providing consulting solutions for sales, marketing, and clinical
research to pharmaceutical companies. I missed pharma too
much! Some of the highlights of this position included launching
the first oral anticoagulant for NVAF in 55 years as well as being the
leader for Inventiv's Circle of Excellence award.
As I grow older, I tend to be more
adventurous. I enjoy water sports and snorkling (especially in
the Caribbean). Moreover, I have done parasailing recently as
well as flew a Cessna C172 with a pilot friend of mine. In
addition, I love boating, white water rafting, and hiking around the
national parks also. I did ziplining in Mexico too. I
joined a COED softball team in 2012
to experience a sport similiar to baseball, which I love
watching. I did very good in softball despite not playing
before. My batting average was very high, and I made some crucial
outs while being a 2nd and 3rd baseman. I also started golf
lessons in 2012. In 2013, I tried cross country skiing and snow
shoeing at the Resort at Squaw Valley for the first time ever. I
have also done white water rafting on the American River also. In
2014, I tried snowboarding for the first in Banff, Canada.
I like to consider myself a foodie. I love trying out new
restaurants around the world and cuisines. For the most part, I
have been to most
of the top restaurants around the country - from Commander's Palace in
New Orleans to Spago's in Las Vegas to Bouchon in Yountville.
Another place I like is Fogo de Chao in Beverly Hills. I love
Brazilian BBQ! Living so close to Napa, I
have been to pretty much all the hot spots up there including Redd,
Press, and Cole's Chop House. I love sushi (the rawer and fresher
the better)! I could almost eat it everyday. When traveling
in the Caribbean or South America, I recommend the Argentine grass fed
Tenderloin. I have also been to some great restaurants in Europe
too. In Paris, I recommend Le Moulin de Galette located near
Montmarte. In Edinbourgh, I recommend Angels with Bagpipes for
their awesome Scottish Lamb. In London, Veeraswami is by far the
best Indian restaurant I have been to. My favorite
domestic wines are from the Stag's Leap area of the Napa Valley.
I also love Far Niente and Rombauer. I also enjoy a good scotch
or whisky. Jameson and Ginger is my usual drink of choice when
hanging out at my favorite bar or club. Although, I am also big
on Bulleit and diet. I like small batch bourbons. I don't
smoke, but I
enjoy the occasional cigar when hanging out with my buddies.
I am a strong believer in wellness and living a healthy
lifestyle. I work out for at least thirty minutes daily at my
gym. Moreover, I play tennis whenever I can. For the most
part, I keep a positive outlook on life always and don't stress out
about things. I also have regular massage therapy from the best
therapist I've ever had at Massage Envy. One has to take care of
I am also a techie too. My house is full of the latest gadgets
and toys. I like to stay up to date with technology. All my
PCs are custom designed and built by myself including my state of the
art main PC. I built a media center PC for downstairs too.
Moreover, I have the latest generation 4 iPad, a Netbook for on the go
PC computing, and a slew of other electronic gadgets and home office
equipment. I think at last count I had like four printers in the
house. Furthermore, I have three home theatre systems, and I
added a 3D plasma TV to my collection in 2012. One of my latest
gadgets that I recommend to people is the WD Mybook Live network hard
drive. It attaches to your home network and streams media files
and documents to iPhones, iPads, and other devices even when you are
not at home. Music streams really fast on it!