Usha graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Science from Bengaluru University and has over 20 years of work experience including 14 years in University administration. Following her graduation, she worked with NETWORK, an electronic typewriters manufacturing company, for six years.

She joined NLSIU during April 2008 where she was posted at the Distance Education Department (now PACE). She later worked with the Finance department for a brief period following which she worked at the Vice Chancellor’s office for eight years. Since July 2021, she is leading a team of three in the Academic Administration Department.