The foundation of EqualMed began in 2013 and in 2016 was officially registered as a 501(c)(3) tax exempt public charity with the IRS and as a corporation in the State of Georgia. At the time of foundation, Nivita was a high school student. Currently, she is a medical student at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, NY. She graduated Summa Cum Laude and with highest honors from the University of Georgia (Athens, GA) with a Bachelor of Science in biology and a minor in global health.
Nivita is an active medical researcher with over four years of research experience including projects focusing on nanotechnology in stroke treatment, platelet activation, non-invasive techniques to study the mechanisms of Parkinson's disease, and nutritional effects on risk of childhood asthma.
As a high school senior, Nivita interned at Kaiser Permanente in Kennesaw, GA, and volunteered at Piedmont-Athens Regional Medical Center for three years. She is a certified Red Cross first aid responder to volunteer at local community events.
Through her role in MEDLIFE, she travelled to Lima, Peru to set up mobile clinics and provide medical care for families living in rural communities. Nivita aspires to continue equalizing healthcare across the globe through EqualMed during her time in medical school and as a practicing physician.