Thanu Yakupitiyage

Thanu headshotThanu Yakupitiyage is a media professional residing in New York City. In her work at the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC), she coordinates communications and strategic messaging, as well as liaisons with hundreds of journalists locally and nationally to tell compelling stories to help shift the climate and debate around immigration. She also conducts leadership development trainings with undocumented college students through the NYIC’s DREAM Fellowship program to provide support and build skills in organizing, advocacy, and media messaging. She has a bachelor’s degree from Hampshire College and a master’s degree in communications from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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