Hi All. My name is Manasa Gopal and I grew up in Bangalore, India. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and a Masters in Economics from Birla Institute of
Technology & Science, Pilani. During this time, I have had the opportunity to work at the Friedrich
Schiller University, Jena, Germany, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore and the Indian School
of Business. My research here has primarily been in the areas of financial institutions and financial crises. I am extremely excited about joining the Finance program at NYU Stern because it offers the
opportunity to collaborate with the best researchers in every area of finance. My other interests
include travelling, reading and playing basketball.