Sunaina Chugani Marquez is an Assistant Professor of Marketing at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Her research explores consumer well-being at the intersections of wisdom, gratitude, materialism, and mindfulness. She received her Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin and teaches Consumer Behavior at UTRGV. In her free time, Sunaina co-hosts the Happy Wanderers Podcast and teaches mindfulness and self-connection.