I’m a 4th year doctoral candidate studying Analytical Chemistry in the department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Arizona. I obtained my bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Peradeniya, in my home country Sri Lanka. For my PhD I’m carrying out research in the field of bio analytical chemistry under the advisement of Prof. Scott Saavedra and Prof. Craig Aspinwall. Apart from research I have served in the TA evaluation committee and I’m currently the secretary of the Program to Advance Women Scientists at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. In my free time I enjoy travelling, playing games and spending time with family and friends.