I'm Manvitha Patibandla, originally from the city of pearls, Hyderabad, India—a place that I'm fond of for its pleasant weather and vibrant lifestyle. My journey in the realm of technology began in this lively city while pursuing my undergraduate degree in computer science and engineering. The world of programming opened up before me during these years, offering an intriguing landscape full of promise and potential.

My fascination with technology led me to Tata Consultancy Services, one of India's leading consulting firms. Starting as an intern and then transitioning to a full-time role as a software engineer, I immersed myself in the world of technology and data-driven business decisions. My experiences reinforced my understanding of the intricate relationship between technology and business, two domains I once thought were separate but found to be remarkably intertwined.

Seeking to explore this intersection further, I journeyed across the globe to join the MQM program at Duke. This opportunity enhanced my analytical abilities and allowed me to leverage data to enhance business outcomes and customer experiences, fostering a keen interest in this arena.

Now, as a proud Fuqua graduate, I look forward to applying my unique blend of technical prowess and business analytics skills to progressive, customer-focused organizations. I firmly believe in the transformative power of data analytics, and I'm thrilled about the prospect of leveraging it to revolutionize customer experiences.

Outside of my professional interests, I carry a deep love for exploring new cultures, cuisines, and landscapes. I believe that personal and professional growth springs from open-mindedness, collaboration, and the sharing of diverse stories.

Join me as I embark on this exciting path. Here's to the journey and the exciting possibilities that lie ahead!