Keerthi S. Suryadevara received her Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Rhode Island in 2015. Her Master’s degree in Manufacturing Engineering is from University of New Mexico in 2009, and her Bachelor’s in Technology degree was awarded in 2005 from Acharya Nagarjuna University in India. She now works as a Management Engineer at Virtua Health in New Jersey, contributing to continuous improvement projects. She is Six Sigma Green Belt certified and has led numerous lean training events in hospitals.