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Gihan Fernando

Executive Director-Career Center Career Center

Gihan Fernando has extensive experience in higher education administration with a focus on career services, and before joining the AU community, held progressive leadership positions at the law schools at Georgetown University, Cornell University and New York University. He served as the President of the Board of Directors of NALP, the Association for Legal Career Professionals, from 2007-2008. Gihan is admitted to the District of Columbia and New York State bars, and before entering higher education practiced law at the McKenna & Cuneo firm (now McKenna Long & Aldridge) in Washington, D.C.
Gihan grew up all over the world, primarily in Africa and Asia, and enjoys traveling to visit family and friends in Sri Lanka.


JD, Georgetown University Law Center
BA, Political Economy, Johns Hopkins University

Book Currently Reading
"Wild" by Cheryl Strayed
Languages Spoken
Sinhala, French
Career Center
Butler Pavilion - 5th Floor
Contact Info
(202) 885-1829

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