Maansi is a third-year doctoral student at the University of Texas at Austin studying under the mentorship of Dr. Liberty Hamilton. Maansi received her bachelor of music degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she specialized in piano performance. Now in the Hamilton lab, she is interested in understanding how the brain separates speech from noise. After graduate school, she hopes to conduct more research on speech and music perception as well as speech-in-noise to improve assistive hearing devices. In her free time, Maansi enjoys climbing, generally being in the outdoors, hanging out with friends, reading a book in her backyard and eating a lot of tacos. She is excited to be working at the Moody Writing Support Program and looks forward to working with you.