Darshana is originally from Mumbai and moved to Cary in 2004 after living in Asheville for 23 years where she worked as an analytical chemist in a process and manufacturing industry, followed by work in a clinical diagnostic laboratory. Currently she works for Duke University Medical Center in hematology department. She has worked as a volunteer, choreographer, and a judge for Hum Sub events for past 6 years. She enjoys hiking, yoga, reading and music. She is involved in a diversity committee at Duke. She lives in Cary with her husband Ajit and two sons Nilesh and Ravi.