Ruvani Fonseka - Women's Foundation California

Ruvani Fonseka

Pre-Doctoral fellow

Ruvani Fonseka is a researcher and advocate with over ten years of experience working to end gender-based violence. In the San Francisco Bay Area, Ruvani worked with Narika, a local nonprofit supporting South Asian immigrant survivors of domestic violence, and with Asian Pacific Institute on Gender Based Violence (API-GBV)to develop a national directory of domestic violence agencies with culturally-specific programs for API survivors. Currently, Ruvani is a predoctoral fellow at the Center on Gender Equity and Health at University of California, San Diego, where she supports two of the Center’s projects: 1) Addressing Reproductive Coercion in Health Settings (ARCHES) in San Diego and 2) helping Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and California Department of Public Health to evaluate statewide rape prevention education programs. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and Master of Public Health and Master of Social Welfare degrees from University of California, Berkeley.

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