Public Short Bio
Ranmali Fonseka is a Program Analyst in the Office of Talent and Organizational Development at the Federal Transit Administration, US Department of Transportation, where she serves in the role of Program Manager for the Knowledge and Experience Exchange (KEE) Program, an innovative and non-traditional knowledge sharing program. Ms. Fonseka is an advocate of lifelong learning with a Master of Arts degree in English Language and Literature from Yale University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Bryn Mawr College. She has 30+ years prior work experience as a Research Associate, Writer-Editor and Paralegal. Ms. Fonseka immigrated to the US with her immediate family at the age of five years from Sri Lanka, speaking only Sinhala, her native language. As a former immigrant, Ms. Fonseka is excited to work on issues that benefit the federal Asian Pacific American community. Ms. Fonseka has co-authored a 2014 Briefing Paper on Language Access for FAPAC’s Language Access Challenge Team. She currently serves in these roles: Secretary & Historian, FAPAC DOT Chapter and Chair, US DOT Asian Pacific American Employees Council. She was previously the FAPAC Newsletter Committee Chair.