Natasha Verma was born in New York City and raised in South Texas. She is a journalist, cancer survivor, award-winning film director and philanthropist. She is a television reporter and anchor on NBC10 Boston. She holds a Master’s in Journalism from Columbia University, earned at age 18 and the University of Texas’ youngest-ever graduate. At 17, she earned two undergraduate degrees – in broadcast journalism and biology pre-med. After she was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2017, her 501(c)(3) non-profit began to work on improving the quality of life for patients undergoing chemotherapy. The Verma Foundation creates custom cap wigs at no cost for women and children fighting cancer and dealing with the emotional side effect of hair loss. In 2018, the first year of the program, the foundation gave 416 cap wigs to patients across the country and partnered with over 200 hospitals to continue providing this emotional support.