KISHANI DE SILVA has worked as a project manager for nearly 20 years, specializing in the architecture and design industries, where she managed and negotiated contracts for international firms. Following her time at Foster + Partners in London, she started her own management consultancy and completed reading for an MSc in major program management at the University of Oxford. She has an executive leadership certification from Cornell and a BArch from Woodbury University, where she was adjunct faculty and taught management, entrepreneurship, and leadership components at the graduate level. She sits on several local boards for organizations focused on equity and social and economic justice.
The Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA) is creating a new division to help lift low-income residents by addressing poverty, homelessness, and workforce and small business development. FUSE executive fellow Kishani De Silva is helping establish the division, developing strategic partnerships and key collaborations that focus on affordable housing needs while exploring associated community and economic development. Read more