Deshani Gunathilake

Academic Talent Development Specialist

Deshani connects graduate students interested in academia to career-advancing educational and funding opportunities at IHS and partner organizations.

Originally from Sri Lanka, she graduated from Lynn University, FL, in 2016, with a bachelor’s degree in political science and minor in international business management. Before joining IHS, Deshani worked as a content creator, social media coordinator, and intern manager at Good of All, a nonprofit that uses digital media to educate the public about human rights. Prior to that, she interned with the Human Rights chair of The Institute of World Politics in Washington, D.C., and the District Office of Congressman Ted Deutch in Boca Raton, FL.

In her free time, Deshani is a freelance writer, avid news consumer, and dog spotter.