Manas Sharma is the Leadership Programs intern at the McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University. Manas is an incoming sophomore in the seven-year medical program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in conjunction with Albany Medical College.

Prior to working at the McCain Institute, Manas did research at institutions such as the Huntsman Cancer Institute and the Translational Genomics Research Institute. Along with his passion in medicine and science, Manas also worked as an intern on the Ducey for Governor reelection campaign and hopes to one day work as a medical policymaker as a policy influence within the healthcare field.

In his free time, Manas is an avid sports fan and enjoys expressing himself through writing and video editing.