About Maanasa

Maanasa Mendu is a current senior at Harvard College, studying Neuroscience and Global Health and Health Policy. She is an aspiring physician and public health researcher. Maanasa has worked on developing a renewable energy device to address energy poverty, identifying video-based biomarkers for delirium, exploring heart-brain neural circuits in zebrafish, and studying cancer incidence among people with HIV in Botswana. For her work, she has been named “America’s Top Young Scientist” in 2016, a member of the Forbes 30 Under 30: Energy in 2017, and a Simons Collaboration on the Global Brain undergraduate research fellow. Alongside research, Maanasa is passionate about sharing her experiences as a young person in STEM through the HARVEST project in hopes of inspiring others.

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