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Manju Bangalore

DIVISION: MISS

Manju Bangalore is a physicist, actor, and youth organizer. She graduated from the University of Oregon in 2018 with a degree in physics and a minor in mathematics. She has worked at two NASA centers, as well as in the Obama White House. In 2015, she founded Operation Period, a youth-led, menstrual health nonprofit that provides advocacy, education and services. To date, Operation Period has delivered over 190,000 products to those in need. In the space of gun violence prevention, she was one of three lead co-organizers of March for Our Lives Houston, which brought 20,000 Houstonians together to march against gun violence. In addition, she organized the Houston stop for March for Our Lives’ Road to Change summer tour and successfully conceived of and pitched the City of Houston Mayor’s Commission Against Gun Violence. In her free time, she enjoys playing the piano, writing, and playing with her two puppies.