Amita Arudpragasam is a Master in Public Policy student at Harvard Kennedy School. She grew up in Sri Lanka, and after obtaining her A.B. from Princeton University, became a researcher in media, politics, and law at at a Sri Lankan think tank. In 2015, Amita served as Private Secretary to the Sri Lankan Foreign Minister. In 2016, she was appointed the Head of Research and Policy at the Secretariat for Coordinating Reconciliation Mechanisms.