Of Sri Lankan roots, Sumedha brings a strong international affairs background and extensive experience in researching the MENA region. Prior to coming to WorldAware, he worked as a researcher/writer for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and was a media analyst at the Rendon Group. He has 15 years of experience and holds a BA in Psychology from Sarah Lawrence College and an MA in Arab Studies from Georgetown University. He has also lived and studied in Egypt and Yemen and speaks Arabic, Sinhala, and some French.