Analyst, Educator, Psychologist, Social Worker, and Artist with excellent work ethic and interpersonal
skills. Dedicated, energetic, enthusiastic, Artist, Dancer Counselor, Social Worker
compassionate, self-motivated investigator, educator, mentor, artist,
creative and critical thinker, and a
problem solver who enjoys new
challenges with a good understanding
Students in the IA major explore the many ways in which artists Academia, NGOs, Public
and their art publicly address complex cultural, philosophical and and Personal Health and
political phenomena. The curriculum emphasizes research-based
art production, while addressing questions of media and genre as Fitness
these are being transformed through current art practices. In Interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary
each of these settings students gain production skills and develop research
their critical thinking, historical and aesthetic awareness, and
digital literacy. Interdisciplinary Arts (IA) program develops
expertise in areas spanning written, visual, performance, sound Postcolonial theory, literature and
and video, internet, and publication arts responding to the scholarship
constantly evolving world of contemporary arts practice. Taught Writing (fiction and nonfiction;
by faculty who are practicing artists with national and critical and creative)
international public profiles, the curriculum actively engages in Social work
current discourses about conceptual art, post-studio production, Interdisciplinary arts practices and
curation, and installation, communicative and material languages. performance research
IA faculty implement the most current and relevant thinking and
practices in art in order to inspire students to push towards new
advancements and achievements.The degree focuses on helping Healing through art and dance
students learn how to think in innovative and experimental ways therapy
while developing independent projects of a high artistic standard.
The IA major is built on the belief that advanced contributions to
art can be made by anyone from any class, ethnicity, race,
nationality, gender, and background. Coursework in the IA major
includes a core class on interdisciplinary arts theory and practice
(BISIA 319) and studio-based workshops classes. It enables
students to develop do-it-yourself strategies for artistic practice
and take part in artist-run initiatives. Interdisciplinary Arts
graduates are qualified to become independent artists, build
careers in arts and cultural industries as curators and
administrators, and develop arts-based projects in a range of
employment sectors, including health, media, and education. They
are also prepared for graduate education in the arts and
humanities, cultural studies, and are qualified to enter Master of
Fine Arts programs.
The Interdisciplinary Arts curriculum advances nine core learning
objectives for students taking courses and/or majoring in
Interdisciplinary Arts. They are:
1) Explore relationships among art, creativity, and imagination.
2) Learn how to create art utilizing diverse media and forms.
3) Discover how art engages perception, emotion, cognition, and
4) Study relationships among past artistic accomplishments and
5) Learn what is meant by art practice and how art practices
6) Engage in collaborative endeavors through the arts.
7) Understand how arts contribute to diverse communities and
8) Study multiple approaches for evaluating art.
9) Provide foundations for success in art careers and graduate
Perceptive/thoughtful and a good
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01/2010 to 09/2015 University of Washington Bothell
English Instructor, 01/2016 to 08/2016 University of Peradeniya
Collaborated with classes of approximately 20 students to
design and develop lesson plans according to core English
curriculum given implementing it at different levels of
experience and understanding
Assigned homework and classwork and assisted students in
understanding different ways of working out assignments
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Maintained classrooms that are conducive to learning and
Assisted in preparing and administering tests according to the
set curriculum and graded exams and tests in accordance to
designated grading rules
Provided extra help in learning concepts as needed
Addressed student behavior by putting down and discussing
ground rules together and ensuring that they are properly
Created, maintained and recorded assessment reports in a
Writer - Editor, 01/2010 to 09/2015
University of Washington Bothell - Interdisciplinary Arts and
Sciences Bothell (United States - Washington) Concurrently managed 4-5 writing projects including
interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary research writing projects,
business proposals, short stories, poems, and discussion posts
that involve extensive research and more than 300 pages of
close reading each day under strict deadlines, and plagiarism
Learnt to respond constructively to direction and feedback,
both positive and negative.
Learnt to provide constructive feedback to other's works of
Prioritized workflow and managed schedules to deliver
completed projects under deadline.
Communicated strategies, concepts and creative initiatives with
credibility and clarity, building consensus and agreement for
Worked with several styles and voices
Checked for copyright permissions and plagiarism.
Wrote and edited long- and short-form copy for blogs, websites,
radio, presentations and more.
Proofread 3000-4500-word documents, including technical
Researcher - Discourse Analyst, 03/2012 to 06/2013 University of Washington Bothell – Bothell, United States, Washington
Analyzed written, visual, and auditory discourse samples and
engaged in research design, sampling, and database production
with the advise of Prof.
Toft, a discourse analyst and
researcher at the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences,
University of Washington Bothell.
Critically and creatively generated and contextualized complex
research questions, conducted research by identifying and
utilizing appropriate sources and methods, and presented
research in a form that best suits the intended audience(s).
Developed creative and self-reflexive habits of mind associated
with inquiry- and research-based critical thinking by focusing on
diverse (written, performative, visual, and material) practices of
interpretation, analysis, argumentation, application, synthesis,
Moved beyond relativism to make an informed commitment to
a position, interpretation, or point of view, while also engaging
in continued dialog and acknowledging the presence of valuable
competing or alternative positions.
Worked with others to identify dimensions of a project; to
generate and refine ideas related to a project; to appreciate and
draw on group members' multiple histories, strengths, and
potential contributions; to follow through on the consequences
of collective decisions; and to work on specific tasks without
losing a sense of the whole.
Collaboration and shared
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Chose a form of reasoning, level of analysis, and used evidence
appropriate to the purpose and audience.
Used research tools such as KWIC (Key Word in Context ) and
Dedoose (a collaborative coding platform), and IssueCrawler (A
software tool that locates and visualizes networks on the web)
Effectively employed communication theory to explain the social
world:Analyzed the representational patterns and
organizational dynamics surrounding a prominent social issue
Assessed the links between the historical growth of media
organizations and contemporary media making
practices:Worked to integrate a nuanced understanding of
social theory with an applied case study in communication and
social change, focusing on the tension between the stability of
established systems of representation and the active
contestation of meaning in the public sphere.
Critically examine the role of agency and choice in how we
collaboratively construct the social world:
Presented research through the campus radio (UWave) in the
form of a radio talk show that discussed and further explored
research findings collaboratively involving team members and
an audience consisting of UW students and faculty.
Multi-Media Artist, 04/2010 to 06/2010 Mentor
Everett High School Bothell – Washington
Collaborated with the School of Education at the University of
Washington Bothell and the facilitators of "The Dream Project",
in developing strategies and methods to work with high school
students to increase accessibility and interest in higher
Attended weekly mentor training sessions, conferences and
workshops, that kept abreast of new and developing
information in the field of higher education and youth.
Developed mutually respectful, and nurturing relationships with
high school students.
Successfully and efficiently engaged students in self-discovery,
career-planning, college applications, personal essays, meeting
college requirements/personal goals and other life issues as
appropriate with the guidance of "The Dream Project"
facilitators as well as in accordance with individualized needs of
Developed empathy and sensitivity toward familial, cultural/sub-
cultural, racial, ethnic, class-based, religious, physical,
psychological differences that helped us all engage with each
other's different perspectives, values, ways of knowing and ways
of being with better understanding.
Directed students to a number of online and offline resources
and activities that were found to be relevant and extremely
Continuously provided additional help by keeping in contact via
email, cell phone and a collaborative website with a discussion
Collaborated with students to assess and further develop the
program through anonymous survey feedback and progress
Collaborated as a team to organize events such as campus
visits to enable participation and familiarization within the
college community and for extra support and encouragement.
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Activity Assistant, 01/2010 to 09/2015 University of Washington Bothell - School of Interdisciplinary Arts
and Sciences Bothell – Washington
Designed, planned, drew/wrote/compiled and presented a zine
including hand-drawn comic strips and other images, and self-
created writings with accordance to project guidelines with
specific requirements such as including a personal story, and
challenging formal structures or formats and genres of story-
The above was done in both a physical format and a digital
video format via youtube.
Designed, planned, and implemented interviews (as art) that
explores and interrogates South Asian identity in the U.S and
reported and wrote about findings including self-reflections and
Collaborated with a team of 4-5 in a short film project that
interrogated issues related to water that called for some
fieldwork, concept framing, audio, and video recording, editing
(using Final Cut Pro)
Conceptualized, experimented/explored, designed, and created,
about 7 diverse artists' books (limited edition hand-made book-
like objects) that respond to weekly readings and experimental
assignments of book-binding forms that experiment with book-
making techniques and structures, create written works
attentive to their own material form, stretch boundaries of
writing through experimentation, and practice critical thinking
about the nature of books and the systems in which such
Kept a response journal updated weekly or as
needed to keep track of reflections and thought processes
related to supplementary readings and self-created written and
physical creations that included final project proposal and
for Elders with
Childcare Provider, 10/2010 to 12/2010 Elder Health Northwest Everett – Washington
Supported care providers in implementing developmentally
appropriate activities for a group of about fifteen young (18~) to
older adults with severe disabilities such as cerebral palsy,
severe Autism etc.
Helped each other engage in icebreakers and other socializing
activities such as engaging in arts and crafts or appropriate
therapeutic physical play, mind-games, card games etc.
Assisted with moving around for those with physical disabilities
with the use of various walking or moving devices and tools,
including with going to the restroom.
Assisted with food serving, cleaning up, and re-organizing space
for other activities.
Assisted with the transitioning period for different activities
such as meal times, arts and crafts time, and story telling time
or physical playtime.
Assistant, 06/2008 to 09/2008 Small World Montessori – Snohomish, United States, Washington
Worked with a child with special needs (having Down's
Syndrome) according to individually designed instruction giving
undivided attention for 2-5 hours.
Taught reading, and math, along with some physical therapy to
the same person as above in a one-on-one environment
Cared for and assisted with the caring of children years two to
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Assisted with classroom activities, such as choosing and
engaging with developmentally appropriate instructional
material in various subjects such as reading, math, science,
social studies, and geography; outdoor play, storytelling, arts &
crafts, snack time, nap-time, and transitioning from activities.
Assisted with various other administrative, and office-related
work in the Montessori.
Childcare Provider Assistant, 09/2012 to 12/2012 Little Angels Childcare – Snohomish, United States, Washington
Assisted the childcare provider in developing the curriculum by
contributing creative ideas and activities that would
intellectually, emotionally, and physically engage and challenge
Cared for and did developmentally appropriate activities with 6
month - 4 year old children using the Montessori Method.
Engaged with children individually to meet their intellectual,
emotional and physical needs through various different creative
activities and role play.
Gave one-on-one attention to children, while maintaining
overall focus on the entire group.
Communicated non-verbally with children to provide them with
comfort, encouragement and positive reinforcement.
Sparked imagination by helping children discover new things
Successfully improved participation in the childcare through
integration of creative role-playing exercises and story-telling.
Organized instruction material, including constructing bulletin
boards, preparing for activities and setting up work areas.
Organized small groups of children while transitioning to and
from outdoor play.
Established a safe play environment for the children.
Instructed children on proper health and personal habits.
Organized and engaged in recreational activities such as games
Continually kept abreast of toy and child-related recalls and
Encouraged children to be understanding of and patient with
Addressed behavioural and learning issues with parents and
Delivered individualized programming and differentiated
instruction for communicatively and behaviorally challenged
Encouraged curiosity, exploration and problem-solving
appropriate to children's development levels.
Communicated with children in developmentally appropriate
Incorporated music and play into developmentally appropriate
Relieved the classroom teacher during breaks.
Led reading and arts and crafts lessons.
Planned and led activities to develop students' physical,
emotional and social growth.
Promoted language development skills through reading and
Encouraged child involvement in classroom experiences.
Supervised circle time, free play, outside play and learning and
Communicated regularly with parents about daily activities and
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Artist & Performance Researcher, 03/2013 to 06/2013 University of Washington Bothell – Bothell, United States, Washington
Modern Experimental Dance And
Music Performance Research
Based On South East Asian
Experience Within The U.S.
Collaborated with a visiting professional Vietnamese drummer,
Art performance researcher and professor Kanta Kochhar
Lindgren from UW's School of Interdisciplinary Arts and
Sciences and students from diverse cultural backgrounds in
designing, planning, and the implementation of a multilingual,
multicultural, and multi-modal [ including experimental
movement, drum performance, and recitation/storytelling]
performance research and exhibit.
Engaged in performance research, collaborative processes, and
cross-cultural performance with regard to cultural
Contributed own dance choreography and multilingual
storytelling text in relation to the whole.
Successfully employed techniques and strategies developed
from and inspired by Augusto Boal's legislative theatre and the
Rashomon technique used in theatre projects.
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of and commitment to social
inequalities and its considerations
Community Psychology Computer Literacy
such as social stratification [based on University of Washington Bothell January 2010 to September 2015 Utilize Microsoft Office Suite to its
gender, class, ability (physical or full capacity
mental), ways of learning, thinking, and The Community Psychology major explores and examines social
problems while engaging in the promotion of the well-being of
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being, ethnicity, wealth, nationality, 100% accuracy
heritage, occupation, academic
people in one's community. The field draws heavily from
psychology, while simultaneously drawing from sociological Use search engines, online
discipline etc.], material inequalities,
theory and practice, community development, ecology, public databases, and other online tools
ecological and public and personal
health, anthropology, cultural and performance studies, public such as social media and
health issues. Is a perceptive,
policy, social work, and social justice movements. Through this downloadable software devices to
thoughtful, inclusive, open-minded
program community psychologists are trained to produce its maximum capacity according to
team player in appropriate situations
knowledge that can inform social policies, social service work, purpose at hand.
with the tenacity and perseverance to
effectively complete assignments both
helping practices, and community change through community
independently and as an integral part
research and action. The Community Psychology major provides Interdisciplinary Research
rigorous academic preparation for students who wish to pursue
of a team effort alongwith the flexibility Writing
to adapt to changing situations and careers in human services, community development mental
requirements. Fluent in both English health, family and youth programs, counseling, prevention, Design and implement research
and Sinhala in all three areas of program evaluation, community arts, multicultural program across various disciplines
reading, writing and speaking with
development, and human relations. The major also prepares and Write/present interdisciplinary
demonstrated ability in
qualifies students for graduate work in a variety of academic and research in effective, credible,
interdisciplinary research writing,
applied research fields including Psychology, Sociology, clear, compelling, thought
analysis, report writing, argumentative
Counseling, Public Health, and Social Work as well as provoking, creative ways
essay writing, various forms of creative interdisciplinary graduate work in the arts, humanities, and social
sciences including Cultural Studies and Policy Studies.
writing etc. in the English language. Work Ethic
Proficiency in using internet services,
Additionally, the Community Psychology curriculum advances six Dynamic
such as online databases, appropriate
software, various social media and the
core learning objectives. Quick Learner
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applied knowledge of related best
1) Develop an understanding of human development and well-
practices. being within an ecological framework.
2) Draw upon the strengths and perspectives of diverse Detail-oriented without losing the
stakeholders in defining and solving social problems. sense of the whole
3) Utilize interdisciplinary methods and approaches to community Well-rounded/interdisciplinary
action and research. Willing and motivated to learn new
4) Understand, evaluate and participate in the development of things as a curious and
effective intervention, prevention, and health promotion investigative, research-oriented
strategies and programs for individuals, small groups, and person
5) Integrate knowledge across disciplines and contexts in ways
that respect different approaches to understanding human Critical thinking/creative
development and well-being.
6) Work collaboratively across diverse groups and organizations Interpersonal Skills
through community-based experience and internships.