Niluksha De Alwis

Niluksha De Alwis

Gardena, CA, USA


Last updated October 12, 2020

One Sentence About Me  

I have a personal goal of punctuality within my social and professional life!

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Who I Am  

A Little About Me

I am a third-year student at UC Berkeley majoring in Legal Studies and minoring in City Planning. I emigrated from Sri Lanka to the US at the age of seven. I struggled to speak English and repeated second grade for that. Despite my obstacles, I achieved status as an award-winning debater in high school and became the first in my family to be a first-generation college student. I intend to pursue a professional career in law or business. I love collaborating with people, creating projects, and research for various interests and problems. I have written state-certified speeches on the Death Penalty, Phishing Scams, and Gentrification. I aspire to solve such issues in the near future and improve the quality of life for myself and those around me!

Interesting Factoid

The only vehicle I have not thrown up in is a train.


Languages

Sinhala
English

Countries Visited

Map View

Hong Kong
Singapore
Sri Lanka

What I Do  


Professional Experience

Pump-it-Up

Event Planner

• Managed running events for clients that rented out the arena for a specific time frame. • Coordinated with those requesting specific standards for the party and organized catering for the event planned. • Detailed planning with calculated information presented such as the cost of these events to clients, ensuring clients were aware of specifications for the event, and monitored children during the event.

Cal Dining

Food Service Worker

• Cooperated with one other person on serving food to students attending the dining hall. • Tasks included serving food, cleaning tables, shutting down stations and working with machinery. • Directly responded to student leads and the instructions they provide for a new task every day at work.
+1 more experience

Professional Organizations


Professional Interests

Public Relations
Legal Assistant
Paralegal
City Planner
Finance
Stock Market
Marketing

What I Stand For  

Social Causes

Undocumented Immigrants
Healthcare Reform
Human Rights
Animal Rights
Black Lives Matter

Volunteer Experience

Campus Coordinator

Narbonne High School

Aug 2016 - Aug 2018
Assisted debaters and speakers for Speech and Debate competitions on campus. •Managed number of campus buildings to properly host the event.

Fundraising Volunteer

Narbonne High School/Leuzinger High School

Aug 2015 - Aug 2018
Participated in various fundraising events for the Narbonne High School Clubs clubs.
+1 more experience

What Inspires Me  

Favorites  

Hobbies

Hiking
Swing Trading
Computer Architecture
Simulation Games
Photography

Food & Drinks

Bento Box
Korean BBQ
Hot Pot
Curry
Poke Bowls

Games

Train Simulator
Flight Simulator
Truck Simulator
Forza Horizon 4
Call of Duty: Warzone
The Crew 2
League of Legends

Music Genres, Groups & Artists

Movie Soundtracks
Rap
Pop
Lofi Beats

Eminem
Drake
Hans Zimmer
Travis Scott
Kendrick Lamar

Movies, TV Shows, Actors & Actresses

Intersteller
The Platform
The Dark Knight
Schindler's List

Prison Break
Into The Night
Daredevil
Black Mirror
The Office

Brands

Boeing
The North Face
Adidas
Patagonia

Education  

School

B.A. – Bachelor of Arts, Legal Studies


Clubs and Communities

Bussiness

Media Director

Business Careers in Entertainment Club (BCEC) - Berkeley Chapter

Academic Interests

City Planning
Legal Studies
Economics
Data Science
Philosophy
Accounting

Extracurricular Activities

NHS Speech and Debate
NHS Green & Gold Newspaper