For close to the past 10 years Mehta has been working with others to build on the strengths of north Minneapolis. First as a Program Manager with Project for Pride in Living, then as Program and Strategic Development Director with the Sanctuary Community Development Corporation. Currently, he works as a Program Officer with Nexus Community Partners.
Mehta has a Civil Engineering undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota and a Masters Degree in Public Policy from the Humphrey Institute for Public Affairs. He lives with his family in the Jordan neighborhood of north Minneapolis. As a part-time stay at home dad, Mehta spends his free time chasing his two young sons around the house, reading books and asking questions that most of the time seem impossible to answer.