Apeksha Goonewardena - Digital Promise

Apeksha Goonewardena

“Earlier this year, I launched a Girls Who Code club at a charter school in Washington, D.C. As the facilitator, I worked with third and fourth graders as they were introduced to foundational coding concepts. Additionally, each club meeting included a focus on a relevant female STEM figure. It was so empowering to learn about these women and introduce their significant contributions to my students, so they could be equally inspired to contribute to the STEM field!”

Apeksha is the K-12 Digital Product Manager for Challenge Collaboratives at Digital Promise. Prior to joining Digital Promise, Apeksha shepherded the creation of valuable data systems and technology at Flamboyan Foundation. This included supporting the vision and development of the foundation’s robust data platform, which Flamboyan partners continue to use to lead effective family engagement practices across Washington, D.C. Through this work, Apeksha discovered her passion for product management and user-centric design, which motivated her to attain her Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO) certification in 2019. Additionally, Apeksha holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the George Washington University. She can be reached at agoonewardena@digitalpromise.org.

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