Erica Desai became a healthcare worker because of her great empathy for people. She has worked at Duke University Medical Center since receiving her Master of Social Work in 2014, and says that it is an ideal job for her. Erica says, “I wanted a career with a real sense of purpose that came from doing good things for others, because at the end of the day you feel good about yourself, that you did something for someone else. She attended the University North Carolina, where she received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees. She is also a volunteer at BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha, a spiritual, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to improving society; she also volunteers her time to the American Heart Association and many other organizations. Erica Desai has always had a strong desire to do something that makes a difference in other people’s lives and reflects her beliefs in good deeds and helping others.