Maithreyi grew up in Superior, CO and is currently a junior at CU Boulder. She is working towards a BS/MS in engineering physics with minors in electrical renewable energy systems and dance, and a leadership certificate. During the summer of 2013, she worked at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory conducting research in the Gühr group to develop a motorized mirror mount with a feedback system. She is also an officer in the Energy Club on campus, and in her spare time she likes to dance, hike, snowboard, and watch NFL football and good movies.