Nirupika Sharma is a PhD candidate in social-personality psychology at the University of California, Berkeley. Born and raised in Queens, New York, Nirupika holds a BA in psychology from New York University. Alongside her graduate work, she serves as a professional development liaison in UC Berkeley’s Graduate Division. Nirupika is also co-founder of HICCUP, a resource hub and network that helps graduate students navigate the hidden curriculum in psychology. Outside of work, Nirupika enjoys traveling, swimming, and spending time with her family and friends.