She is a US based doctor who was raised in different parts of India, being the daughter of an army officer. She moved to the USA after attending medical college in Amritsar, and has worked as an Internal Medicine doctor there since 2001. She has also worked with Medicins sans Frontieres ( MSF , also known as Doctors without Borders ) in Papua, Indonesia, Uzbekistan, Uganda, and most recently during the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone. She has served on the Board of Directors of MSF- USA based in New York in 2012-2013. She has volunteered with the Sierra Club, a US based environmental organization of which she is a lifetime member and activist. She divides her time between the greater Philadelphia area in the USA, her home base, and Jalandhar, India, where in March 2014, she founded APAAR , a charitable organization for adults with autism and other intellectual disabilities .