Sharine P. Forbes received a dual Bachelor of Arts in International Development Studies and History from UCLA. During her undergraduate years at UCLA, she conducted field research in rural Guatemala to investigate how the country's extreme poverty is linked to the health crisis that ravishes the region. Choosing to continue with her education, she successfully obtained her Master of Science in Gerontology from the University of Southern California (USC). While working towards her Masters degree, Sharine did research on an array of topics, which include but are not limited to, the brain and its role in depressive symptoms, and personality and its affects on health. Furthermore, Ms. Forbes held the position of Director of Programs at a non-profit organization in California. Due to her strong belief in optimal aging, she has developed a holistic program that invokes six different dimensions of well-being: physical, emotional, intellectual, social, spiritual and purposeful.
Continuing to further her education and scope of the health care field Sharine is currently enrolled in Nursing School, where she plans to complete the Doctorate in