Neeraj Mehta ayaa ku jirtay labaatankii sano ee la soo dhaafay in ay ka shaqeeyaan horumarinta caddaaladda, bulshada, iyo dhaqaalaha ee xaafadaha iyo beelaha ku yaal aagga Minneapolis-St.Paul. Waxaa loo tababaray sidii injineer madani ah, wuxuu si deg deg ah ugu tiirsanaa dhismaha beesha iyo horumarka ka dib markii uu wajahayo xaqiiqooyinka sinnaanta iyo dhaqaalaha ee gobolka.

Tan iyo 2012, Mehta wuxuu u adeegay agaasimaha barnaamijyada bulshada Xarunta Magaalooyinka iyo Gobolada (CURA) Jaamacadda Minnesota, halkaas oo uu adeegsanayo cilmi-baaris ku caawisa ururrada inay horumariyaan ajandaha barashada bartilmaameedka oo ay ku qabsadaan shaqadooda ku salaysan wixii ay barteen. Waxa kale oo uu ka shaqeeyaa macalimiin ku habboon Dugsiga Humphrey, halkaas oo uu baro koorasyada diirada saara dib u noolaanshaha xaafadda. Ka hor doorkiisa CURA, Mehta wuxuu ka shaqeeyay Nexus Community Partners, halkaas oo uu ka caawiyay hogaaminta ballaarinta shaqadooda ku taal waqooyiga Minneapolis.

Mehta wuxuu haystaa shahaadada koowaad ee shahaadada madaniga ah ee Jaamacadda Minnesota iyo shahaadada masterka ee siyaasadda dadweynaha ee Jaamacadda Minnesota ee Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Waxaa la guddoonsiiyey Shirkii Hogaaminta Bush Foundation ee 2011-ka. Mehta waa mid naxariis badan oo ku saabsan dhismaha beelaha xoogan, caafimaad leh, iyo dad badan oo isku mid ah, gaar ahaan waqooyiga Minneapolis, halkaas oo uu ku nool yahay xaaskiisa iyo laba wiil. Wuxuu ku jiraa guddiga Farshaxanada isboortiga iyo tan cusub ee la sameeyay Xarunta Dhaqaalaha.