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Pranita Balusu

Pranita Balusu

Program Manager

Pranita is the Program Manager at Ellevate responsible for our entrepreneur programming. 

She is a proud alum of the University of Michigan (go blue!), where she studied Industrial and Operations Engineering, and started her career in management consulting. Before joining Ellevate, she worked at several nonprofits around New York in private/public partnerships, legal aid services, and political consulting. 

Pranita currently lives in Brooklyn, New York, where she doesn't mind the long, cold winters because it is still warmer than her hometown in Michigan! She loves listening to podcasts, inventing new recipes, kickboxing, reading, and going to comedy shows. She is extremely passionate about gender equality and is currently writing her master's thesis on the gender wage gap. 

Role Model(s): Mindy Kaling, comedy genius. The notorious RBG, who was definitely not a mouse. Tammy Trudeau, my Tae Kwon Do master who first taught me about determination, perseverance, and the strength of women. 

Favorite TV Shows: I'm a sitcom kind of person - Community, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and New Girl are currently the top three. 

Favorite Quote: "If you think we can't change the world, it just means you're not one of those that will." - Jacque Fresco