Tharangi Cumaranatunge

Tharangi Cumaranatunge has been with ALIGHT (formerly American Refugee Committee) an international non-profit that works with displaced and marginalized communities since 2012.

She has been a leader in strategic and finance systems and transformative change both at the individual and organizational levels. She comes with diverse experience in for-profit and nonprofit in both local and global organizations spanning a multitude of disciplines such as operations, strategy, finance, fundraising and marketing.

She’s passionate about combining her work and personal experiences to serve the global community. More recently she helped with the creation of the first Rotaract Club inside a refugee camp and led efforts to support international communities hit by natural disasters.

Tharangi grew up in Sri Lanka and came to Minnesota on a Fulbright scholarship for her MBA from Carlson School of Management. She also led and continues to participate in Stretch Expeditions with the Prouty Project to serve and learn about diverse societies around the globe. She has a deep connection to nature and is in awe of the national, regional and state park network and the people who work to uphold it for future generations.