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New staff: WSG welcomes Manya Chadha

March 4, 2024

Washington Sea Grant (WSG) is pleased to welcome Manya Chadha as a new student assistant on the communications team.

In this role, Manya collaborates with the WSG communications team to manage and revamp WSG’s website, report communications and social media metrics and assist in internal communications. 

Manya holds a bachelor’s degree in statistics from University of Mumbai. She seeks to use her background in statistics to evaluate WSG’s Google Analytics and accordingly optimize the website. She is passionate about the environment and wants to use her skills to bring awareness to local communities on how to support their environments and live sustainably. 

Originally from India, Manya moved to Seattle to pursue her master’s in data science in 2023. When not behind the desk, she can be found hiking or sampling coffee at different cafes in Seattle. She loves to bake cakes and eat them, and can even be convinced to share at times. She also volunteers at the Women in Data Science (WiDS) Puget Sound conference and loves to talk about the inclusion of women in STEM fields and the tech industry.



Washington Sea Grant, based at the University of Washington, helps people and marine life thrive through research, technical expertise and education supporting the responsible use and conservation of coastal ecosystems. The National Sea Grant College Program is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce.

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