Having grown up in India and England, Khosla wanted to be a doctor. She had an aptitude for science, but the prerequisite for medicine of animal dissection pushed her to pursue microbiology instead.
Neeru focused her studies in India on science and moved to the U.S. shortly after marrying Vinod Khosla in 1980. Around the time he co-founded Sun Microsystems, she earned a master’s degree in molecular biology from San Jose State University. Soon, she started a job studying gene expression at Stanford University. She also has a master's degree in education from the Stanford Graduate School of Education.
On December 15, 2008 it was announced that Neeru Khosla had been appointed to the Wikimedia Foundation Advisory Board. She has also been on the boards of other organizations including the American India Foundation and DonorsChoose.
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