Aparna is grateful to Bhagawan for many blessings, foremost being her family- devotee parents and grandparents who came to Bhagawan in the early 60’s. After completing high school and Balvikas in Chennai, she joined the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Anantapur Campus, graduating with Honours in Bachelors of Science. According to Aparna, this was the turning point in her life in developing an inner relationship with Bhagawan. Aparna continued her postgraduate studies and has a Masters in Psychology and a second Masters in Genetic Counseling.
Professionally, Aparna is a genetic counselor in the department of OB_GYN, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA. She provides counseling services for women and their families to be at a high risk for genetic conditions. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Genetic Counseling.
Aparna has been an active member in the Organization and is grateful to have served in different capacities-Center devotional Coordinator, Region 8 Youth Coordinator, USA National Youth Coordinator and Zone 1 Youth coordinator. She currently serves as USA National Young Adult Advisor, Sathya Sai International Youth Leadership Program core committee member and a SSE teacher. Aparna loves to “nature gaze,” and tries to capture that eternal beauty through a Cannon or Android lens.