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Manasi was raised in Mumbai, India (formerly Bombay) until the age of 6 when her father's job took the family to Singapore where the children would have better educational opportunities. She left the small island for Purdue University in Indiana at the age of 18, wanting to study aerospace. Manasi came to Maine to be near the coast. She works as an electrical engineer and talks about women in engineering.