_DSC1632Sunaina Chugani Marquez is an Assistant Professor of Marketing at San Diego State University. Her research explores consumer happiness at the intersections of hedonic adaptation, gratitude, materialism, and mindfulness. She received her PhD from the University of Texas and teaches Consumer Behavior at San Diego State University.

In her free time, Sunaina volunteers for Infinite Love and ServiceSpaceboth entirely volunteer-run non-profit organizations serving the community and fostering inner growth. She is also a student of 17th-generation Sufi musician Ustad Ghulam Farid Nizami.