Preethi Urs is originally from Bengaluru and is now a proud New Yorker. She credits these two cities for birthing and nurturing her love for literature and the arts. She started her career in public relations where she helped international companies connect with their American counterparts. After completing an MS in education from Bank Street College of Education, she taught kindergarten and first grade. She and her husband live in Manhattan, where their two children were born and raised.