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Milken Scholar 2016
Scholar Profile

Ruwanthi (Ru) Ekanayake

Medicine

Biography

Ruwanthi “Ru” Ekanayake is a graduate of Palos Verdes Peninsula High School in Los Angeles. She is a published poet and accomplished pianist and holds a third-degree black belt in Taekwondo. Ru is a rising junior at Cornell where she studies biology and global health in preparation for a career in medicine. The summer after her sophomore year, Ru interned at the Prostate Cancer Foundation in Santa Monica. The summer after her freshman year, she interned at Molina Heathcare's department of policy and planning in Los Angeles. She has also worked with the Cornell Health administration to improve student utilization of medical services.


High school:  Palos Verdes Peninsula High School

Degrees

College Year Degree
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY
2020 B.S. Biology and Global Health