I am Evangeline Nithya from India. I completed my BS and MS in Microbiology and Biotechnology from Madras University, Chennai, India. Prior to joining the MASALA Team, I was an Instructional Designer, involved in writing training videos and manuals for various Biotechnology companies and Clinical Research laboratories.

I have a profound interest in clinical research studies, which drove me to be a part of the MASALA Study. Initially, I joined the MASALA Study as a Research Intern. The internship gave me new insights as to why South Asians have been more prone to cardiovascular disease at a very early age and how this study will provide new perspective to improve the prevention and treatment of heart disease in South Asians.

In June 2016, I started working as an Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator for the MASALA Study. I am very much delighted to affiliate myself with such a dynamic team and look forward to making my own contribution in preventing cardiovascular disease in South Asians living in America.