Shinu Mammen received her Masters in Public Health from Benedictine University. She first started with the MASALA team in 2014 as an intern working on creating a comprehensive network affiliations guide for South Asians in the Chicagoland area. She now works with MASALA as a Research Study Coordinator. She is passionate about public health and the need to raise heart disease awareness in the South Asian community. She has worked to track physical activity in South Asian women through Fitabase, an online physical activity tracker through the use of fitbits. Her goals to strengthen heart disease awareness and behavioral change strongly aligns with the MASALA Study’s mission to better understand and improve heart health among South Asians living in the United States.