Hersha has a degree in Mechanical Engineering and also completed a PGCE in Primary Education. She then taught for 5 years in a variety of settings including a year teaching Maths, Physics and IT under the auspices of Voluntary Service Overseas at a Secondary School in Guyana.
She enjoys working with people, especially children, and has been involved with BTCV and organised Playschemes for children of the British Army in Berlin. She has completed the Duke of Edinburgh's Award to the highest level and whilst living in London helped to run the scheme in North London.
She now works part-time for the Education Department of Trafford MBC as well as looking after her two children. She enjoys running, swimming, gardening and has recently taken up dressmaking.