Prashansa is from Sri Lanka. She obtained her bachelor’s degree from the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, where she majored in Botany. In Spring 2017, she entered Eastern Illinois University to pursue her MS under the supervision of Dr. Rebecca Peebles. Prashansa joined the chemistry Ph.D. program at the University of Texas at Dallas in 2019 and joined Dr. Eric Welin’s lab where she mainly worked on a photocatalysis project. After a year and a half, her PI Dr. Welin decided to switch into the industry from academia and upon her PI’s decision, she decided to continue her Ph.D. journey in the chemistry department at Indiana University. She enjoys cooking, watching movies, and listing to music in her free time.
“Everything happens for a reason” – Aristotle