Viraj is from Thomasville, GA and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics. Following his undergraduate studies, Viraj attended Tsinghua University in Beijing, China as a Schwarzman Scholar. He earned a Masters of Global Affairs and was awarded a subspecialty in East Asian and Pacific Security Studies from the Naval Postgraduate School. Viraj is a first-generation American and serves in the Navy as a Cryptologic Warfare Officer.