Manasa Bodulu, daughter of Saidulu and Kotamma Bodulu, was born and raised in Hyderabad. Her father is a car driver and her mother works as household help. She has one younger sister.
Manasa completed high school at Sri Ram High School in Hyderabad. Recently she joined as a first year engineering student at KLU university. She loves listening to music in her free time.
Manasa hopes to use the scholarship from NSF to pay her school fees. She is eager to start working a job at a company such as Infosys in India upon graduation. Her other option is to come to the US and pursue a Masters degree. She plans to work in Information Technology.