Yasara Perera

Master of Public Policy – University of Maryland
Undergrad – American University
Favorite motto

It’s not about being the best. It’s about being better than you were yesterday.

My hobby

Working on a paint-by-number kit.

At the top of my bucket list

Visiting at least one country in every continent.

The most valuable piece of advice I’ve ever received

Do not let fear limit you!

What “Breaking away from the expected” means to me

Breaking away from the expected means active listening. Truly listening to the clients’ needs is critical in understanding what solutions would best support them.

The qualities that make me “unconventional”

Being able to adapt and adjust tasks and solutions based on my client’s current priorities.