Meet the Executive Board

President: Kavindri Ranasinghe (Email: kdrana.uf@chem.ufl.edu)

Kavindri Ranasinghe is a Ph.D. student in Physical Chemistry at University of Florida, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Computational Chemistry from the University of Colombo, at her home country Sri Lanka. Her undergraduate life had opened the path not only to gain a sound knowledge in scientific disciplines; it also gave her the privilege to involve in various leadership positions at professional student chapters. She joined UF in Fall 2016 and has been an active member of the Maguire Village community since then. Kavindri believes living in an internationally diverse community allow the residents to connect with people from different perspectives and views, make new relationships, learn about other cultures introducing their own, and most importantly provide a priceless chance to enjoy the busy work-life in grad school. She feels privileged to be serving as the President of the Mayors’ Council and expects that this role will provides her the opportunity to contribute in making the graduate and family housing a vibrant, collaborative place that students and families can call home.

Vice President:  Eleni Dilma (Email: edilma@ufl.edu)

My name is Eleni Dilma and I am a Ph.D. student in the Department of Statistics. I am from Greece where I got my Bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematical and Physical Sciences from the National Technical University of Athens. I live in Tanglewood since August 2017 and I am really excited about being a part of this great community. In my free time I love to take care of my plants and watch them growing from a tiny seed to full-grown plants! My goal as a member of Mayors’ Council is to get the neighbors to know each other and create a multi-cultural, friendly, warm and welcoming environment where we can all enjoy all the benefits of living in GFH and make our graduate life unforgettable! 

Treasurer: Madhushi Ratnayake (Email: r.ratnayake@chem.ufl.edu)

Madhushi Ratnayake is a Ph.D. student in Chemical biology at the Department of Chemistry, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Florida. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical biology from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka and worked as a chemist at Food and Environmental Laboratory at Bureau Veritas, Sri Lanka. She joined UF in fall 2017 and has been a resident of University village south since then. She is excited to serve Mayor’s Council as the treasurer while enjoying living in the diverse friendly multicultural community of UF Graduate Family Housing.

Advisor: Jason Fraser-Nash (Email: jfrasernash@ufsa.ufl.edu)

Jason Fraser-Nash is the Assistant Director of Housing for Graduate and Family Housing and Advisor for Mayors’ Council. Born and raised in California; Jason earned his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. He earned his Master’s of Education here at the University of Florida. Jason has worked in Graduate and Family Housing since 2011.