Preethi Originally from Bengaluru, Preethi Urs has lived in New York for over thirty years. She started her career in PR, where she helped international companies connect with their American counterparts with a view to creating joint ventures and partnerships. 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. Preethi also holds a BA in English from Mount Carmel College, Bangalore University.