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Neela Wickremesinghe


Neela Wickremesinghe was born and raised in Staten Island, New York. Her father immigrated to New York City from Sri Lanka and her mother grew up in Brooklyn. Wickremesinghe received a B.A. in architecture and urbanism from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts and an M.S. in historic preservation from Columbia University in New York City. She worked as an architecture conservator in New York City and Minneapolis, Minnesota.