Akanksha completed her undergraduate degree in Biology at Carnegie Mellon University and then went on to earn her medical degree at Cornell University in New York. She subsequently completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Emory University in Atlanta. She then came to UCSF in July 2020 for her Infectious Diseases Fellowship.
Her research and professional interests include improving health equity and access to care for people with STIs and HIV. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, baking, and going on hikes in the bay area.