At age five Priyanka gave an impromptu speech about an airplane that catapulted her into becoming the distinguished speaker she is today. Although she had followed the cultural expectation of getting a Masters to become an engineer and technologist, Priyanka knew she wanted to make a bigger impact, so she got her MBA.
Priyanka is passionate about using technology as an enabler to help scientists communicate effectively to varied audiences. She enjoys sharing insights on STEM, leadership, the future of Tech, personal growth, Diversity & Inclusion.
At the US National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, she serves as a Technology leader in digital transformation projects. She is the host and producer of the Curryup Startup podcast to spotlight Asian leaders and inspiring people. Priyanka graduated from Anna University with a degree in Engineering and ranked the top 5 among 15,000 students in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. She holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from American University and an M.B.A from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.