Anushka Thewarapperuma is an Operations Officer in the Development Economics (DEC) Vice Presidency's Strategy & Operations unit. She coordinates the Vice Presidency’s donor funded activities. She is the Managing Editor for DEC's research blog, Let’s Talk Development. She also manages branding and outreach for DEC's Flagships, oversees knowledge management, and ensures operational quality assurance of donor funded activities.

She holds a BA (with honors) in Mathematics, French and Computer Science from Franklin and Marshall College, a diploma in International Relations from SAIS Johns Hopkins, in Bologna, Italy and a MA in Economics from Johns Hopkins University. She is proficient in French and Spanish.