Kishani Udugampola presently works at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (FRBNY). Before joining FRBNY, she was a portfolio manager at the New York State Department of Financial Services. In addition, she is an adjunct professor at the graduate school of criminal justice at Rutgers University.
Udugampola is conducting research on gaps in our system of immigration and nonprofits. She brings these policy gaps into the spotlight by incorporating her research around the funds’ flow link between illegal actors by focusing on highly suspicious businesses/organizations such as nonprofits, various money services businesses and other cash-intensive businesses. Born in Sri Lanka and having witnessed terrorism firsthand, Udugampola is greatly interested in bringing these issues to the general public to make much-needed policy changes.
In addition to her scholarly work, she is a strong believer in community service and continues to volunteer in the New York/New Jersey area with high school students to promote financial literacy. By way of giving back to underserved children, she travels across developing nations and contributes to promoting English literacy, IT technology and other essentials.
Udugampola has a Bachelor of Science in accounting, a Master of Business Administration degree, a master’s degree in criminal justice and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in criminal justice.