Faculty & Staff


I graduated with a PhD in Biochemistry from India, and did my post-doctoral research at University of Alabama at Birmingham and later at University of Chicago, Chicago, IL. I transitioned into nursing and graduated with a Masters in Nursing degree from Rush University, Chicago, IL in 2018. I was conferred with the Rush Gerontology Scholar award at Rush University for my work with older adults. I have worked as a RN at the Northeast Regional Medical Center, Kirksville MO and received ‘Employee of the month’ recognition for March 2021. I am also certified as a Clinical Nurse Leader. I am currently pursuing DNP with FNP track at University of Missouri, Columbia, MO with an expected graduation in the summer of 2023. The Sinclair School of Nursing, University of Missouri has awarded me the Alpha Lota President’s Scholarship Fund, Charles and Josie Smith Sinclair Perpetual Fund in 2021 and the George and Eva Jo Spalding Memorial Scholarship Fund in 2022.