Nisha Trivedi

Patient advocate

For the last few years, Nisha has been a patient advocate for the rare disease community, raising public awareness of the genetic skin disorder Epidermolysis Bullosa. Through the EveryLife Foundation’s Rare Disease Week on Capitol Hill and Rare Across America events, along with other organizations' advocacy events, she has shared her story with members of Congress to encourage them to support policies that benefit rare disease patients. She currently represents EB Research Partnership on EveryLife Foundation's Community Congress. Previously, she spent six years on the board of directors of The Shanti Project, a San Francisco–based nonprofit that enhances the health, quality of life, and well-being of people with serious illnesses.

Nisha lives in South San Francisco, CA and works at mbaMission, a leading MBA admissions consulting firm, guiding applicants to top business schools in the U.S. and abroad in building their personal brands by identifying and showcasing the strongest aspects of their candidacy in their applications. She is also a certified business etiquette trainer, and coaches organizations on positive professional behaviors. Her BA in Communication from the University of Pennsylvania and deep interest in understanding the consumer inspired her to initially pursue a career in marketing research, which led her to positions at Time Inc., Rosetta, and KPMG LLP in New York City. After getting her MBA from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business, Nisha worked in brand management in San Francisco at Big Heart Pet Brands (now part of The J.M. Smucker Company).