Mamta Patel Nagaraja, Ph.D. World Affairs WriterMamta Patel Nagaraja holds a Ph.D. from the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University in biomedical engineering.
Originally from Texas, Mamta dreamed of the moon and the stars as a young girl. Now, she works for the US's National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and freelances in writing and photography in Washington, D.C.
Mamta enjoys writing on a gamut of topics from world affairs and social issues to food and family. Mamta recently spoke at the India Institute of Technology at Mumbai and visited an orphanage in Cambodia.
Together with her husband and his parents, Mamta co-founded a trust fund for the Shasthri School For Deaf & Dumb Children of Bangalore, India.
She is an avid runner and founded a marathon fundraising program called Team Asha Atlanta, with funds providing education across underserved regions of India.
Visit her at www.simplicitybymamta.com, from which you can follow her blog called Beyond the Curls.