Dr. Ritika Dusad completed her undergraduate studies at University of California, Los Angeles and thereafter pursued a PhD in Physics at Ivy League- Cornell University, USA. During her PhD, she worked on both theoretical and experimental aspects of magnetism and designed and built a novel cryogenic spectrometer to detect magnetic monopoles. She has been awarded the prestigious Springer Thesis Award which recognizes outstanding PhD research to be published in a series that brings together the best PhD theses from around the world. After her PhD, she then worked on quantum magnetism as a postdoctoral researcher at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, managed by UC Berkeley, as a postdoctoral researcher. As a researcher in Low Temperature Physics, a predominantly male dominated area, she lived and led innovation for seven years and created a benchmark by publishing her research paper in the renowned journal- Nature. She has been contributing to the board deliberations by highlighting the importance of diversity and fairness in creating the right environment for world class research. Her areas of expertise include Governance, Global Business and Technology. Dr. Dusad joined the Nucleus Board in July 2016.