Born: Saint Paul, MN
Raised: Saint Paul, MN
Current: Atlanta, GA & Saint Paul, MN
Shiranthi Goonathilaka was raised by her Sri Lankan mother and instilled with the teachings of everything Sinhalese. While her mother intentionally put her in black spaces, it wasn’t until Shiranthi was connected with her passion for STEM education and Social Justice, and more specifically how she can merge the two, did she make the decision to attend Spelman College to follow her dreams as a socially aware and active pediatrician. In her free time, well she doesn’t really believe in having free time, she works on new projects that aim to create access for other young people to discover their personal passions. Her favorite color is Galapagos Blue.