Neeraj Mehta tau siv ob lub xyoos dhau los ua haujlwm rau kev ywj pheej, kev sib raug zoo, thiab kev ncaj ncees hauv zej zog thiab cov zej zog nyob hauv Minneapolis-St.Paul. Nws tau xyaum ua ib tus thawj coj ntawm civil, nws tau muab piv rau lub zej zog txoj kev loj hlob thiab kev loj hlob tom qab ua ntej qhov tseeb ntawm kev tsis sib txig sib luag hauv peb cheeb tsam.

Txij li thaum xyoo 2012, Mehta tau ua tus thawj coj ntawm cov kev pabcuam hauv zej zog Chaw rau Lub Nroog thiab Lub Xeev Cov Haujlwm (CURA) nyob rau hauv University of Minnesota, qhov chaw uas nws siv kev tshawb fawb los pab cov koom haum tsim cov tswv yim kawm ntawv thiab hloov lawv txoj haujlwm raws li lawv tau kawm. Nws kuj yog ib tug xibfwb qhia ntawv hauv Humphrey School, uas nws qhia cov hoob kawm kom muaj kev txhawb nqa rau kev sib txig sib luag. Ua ntej nws lub luag haujlwm ntawm CURA, Mehta tau ua haujlwm ntawm Nexus Community Partners, qhov uas nws tau pab ua kom lawv txoj haujlwm nce siab nyob rau sab qaum teb Minneapolis.

Mehta muaj bachelor's degree hauv civil engineering los ntawm University of Minnesota thiab ib tug master's degree rau pej xeem txoj cai los ntawm University of Minnesota Hubert H. Humphrey Tsev Kawm Ntawv ntawm Public Affairs. Nws tau txais lub Foundation Foundation Leadership Fellowship hauv xyoo 2011. Mehta yeej nyiam ua kom muaj zog, muaj kev noj qab haus huv, thiab ntau qhov sib luag rau txhua qhov chaw, tshwj xeeb tshaj yog nyob rau sab qaum teb Minneapolis, uas nws nyob nrog nws tus poj niam thiab ob tug tub. Nws yog ntawm lub rooj tsavxwm ntawm Juxtaposition Arts thiab tsim tshiab Lub Chaw Rau Kev Txais Kev Lag Luam.