Kethu Manokaran ’18
Albright Fellow 2017

Kethu Manokaran
Kethu is a junior majoring in Neuroscience with a minor in South Asia Studies.

Interested in how both nature and nurture influence infant and child development, Kethu uses computational methods to study the neural substrates involved in bi-lingual language learning in a zebra finch model with a professor at Wellesley. In the summer of 2016, she interned as a teacher at Vincent Girls' High School (VGHS) in Batticaloa, where she taught English to seventh grade students. Kethu also worked with teachers and students at VGHS to develop an English Activity Room where students at all grade levels may practice and hone their English skills through creative and interactive activities and games . On campus, Kethu serves as Co-President of Wellesley Association for South Asian Cultures (WASAC) and was also a Resident Assistant in her sophomore year. Kethu is fluent in Tamil and has a working knowledge of French. After graduation, Kethu hopes to continue onto medical school and to one-day practice medicine and develop programs to improve health access, awareness, and outreach in her native Sri Lanka.