As a 1993 graduate of Whittier College in California, Sanjay entered the financial planning field directly out of college. Though he earned a double major in Spanish & International Studies (with an emphasis on Latin America), several economic and business courses in college led to a career in financial planning.
Other professional designation held by Sanjay are Certified Financial Planner (CFP®). In 2003, he completed the Certificate in Personal Financial Planning program through UCLA Extension. Prior to becoming an independent financial planner with National Planning Corporation, Sanjay was employed as a financial consultant with Great Western Financial Securities and WM Financial Services in local branches of Great Western Bank and Washington Mutual Bank, respectively.
Sanjay is a presenter of various financial planning topics to diverse audiences both in Seattle and the Los Angeles area. Some of the classes he has taught include: "Socially Responsible Investing," "How to Finance Your Child's Education," and "Long-Term Care Insurance". He is also an instructor at the Experimental College at the University of Washington and Seattle Central Community College. Volunteering is another important aspect of Sanjay's life as he is very involved in the local Whittier College Alumni Chapter, a speaker at various PEPS groups (Program for Early Parent Support), and is active with Senior Services.
Sanjay is married to Jenny Hansen Das, and they are the proud parents of 6-year old Gabriella (Gabby) and 4-year old daughter Serafina.