Kavindya Thennakoon

Learning Experience Designer,

Kavindya Thennakoon was a dean’s fellow at the Stanford School of Education, where she designed and co-founded Tilli; a game- based, social-emotional learning tool for early learners with a mission of ensuring that no child grows up to be either a perpetrator or victim of sexual violence. She is a curriculum engineer at 2U designing the company’s first blended learning experience for UX/UI designers. Previously she worked for Arimac building their user experience research (UX) capability and at the MIT Media Lab as a civic entertainment researcher. Her work has spanned Ed-Tech, strategy, and development. Kavindya focuses on grassroots education through Without Borders, a social enterprise based in Sri Lanka that she co-founded in 2014. Kavindya won both the inaugural Queen’s Young Leaders Award and the Harvard Global Trailblazers Award for her impact within the local education space.

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