Alka Kalra graduated from UAB with a B.S. in Nursing and practiced as a Registered Nurse on a pulmonary unit and orthopedic surgery unit. She continued her education and received a M.S. in Nursing from UAB. She is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners as an Adult and Geriatric Nurse Practitioner and began working at BGA in December 2017. She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Prior to becoming a nurse, Alka, who also has a Master’s degree in English Literature, worked for 3 years as a teacher in India.