Nrupali Patel received her Ph.D in Plant Pathology from North Caroline State University in 2008. She moved to New Jersey soon after to be with her family and to begin to work at Rutgers University. From 2008 to 2013 she conducted research to understand biological control agents for use as management strategies to control diseases of crop plants. Apart from growing her profession, her work at the Gayatri Chetna (Consciousness) Center reflects her dedication to the spiritual organization, Gayatri Pariwar, since childhood. Her main role in this mission began by volunteering for the National Youth Awakening Camps in the USA since 2003. These camps allow members of the young Indian community to meet annually and discuss key points in personal growth and development. In 2012, after being trained in various spiritual techniques developed by the Gayatri Pariwar, she conducted several one-day workshops at various Gayatri Centers sharing the importance of nurturing the body, mind and soul through spiritual practices. In 2014, Nrupali took a one year personal sabbatical to Dev Sanskriti University in India to understand the philosophy of Pandit Shriram Sharma Acharya and Swami Vivekananda, two great personalities that have given revolutionary ideas on concepts of the “power of thought” (Vichar Kranti) and its role on the survival of human existence in the coming years.