Nisha holds an AB from Harvard University and an MA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics of Health from University College London (UCL). She recently worked at the Global Health Priorities research group at the University of Bergen, Norway, where she co-authored an upcoming textbook on medical ethics in low-income countries and conducted field research on bioethics in Ethiopia. In 2010-11, Nisha lived and worked in India and Nepal, where she worked with local NGOs to improve women's health and combat human trafficking.
While in college, Nisha co-founded a revolving digital library service that supplemented traditional education methods in rural India, and was awarded a grant from the Omidyar Foundation and Harvard Business School to support her social enterprise. She also worked at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, where she assisted with research on international food policy and human rights violations. Additionally, Nisha spent two summers in Washington, D.C., first working at the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy on global antibiotic resistance, and later at the Bureau of International Labor Affairs in the U.S. Department of Labor on issues regarding fair labor standards in developing countries.