Manya brings her enthusiasm and love of all things Minnesota to help GiveMN grow capacity to empower donors, nonprofits, and our communities reach new heights.
Born and raised in Colorado, Manya moved to Minnesota in 2014 for college and has found a home here ever since. With a background in education and management of a studio arts business, she is excited to use her powers of creation, organization, and collaboration to provide continued sustainable growth and development at GiveMN, supporting and amplifying the voices of Minnesota communities.
Manya received her B.A. at Macalester College in Saint Paul with a focus on studio art, environmental studies, and gender studies. She has spent her years since living in (and loving!) northeast Minneapolis. When she’s not igniting generosity and growing giving, you can find Manya outside exploring with her dog, eating at any new local restaurant she can find, or curled up on the couch with a book.