Umayangga joined Parachute in 2021 and is the Project Lead for the For Young Drivers, By Young Drivers project, which aims to effectively address the issue of road fatalities among youth by partnering with Canadian youth aged 15 to 24.
She holds a Master of Public Health graduate in the Social and Behavioural Health Sciences stream from the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. She brings several years of experience in community engagement, qualitative research, knowledge mobilization and youth health. She is passionate about meaningful youth partnership in health, health equity, and creative health promotion and education. She has worked for several organizations in the public health and non-profit space including Health Canada, Tamil Health Association and, most recently, The Sandbox Project as the Research and Knowledge Translation Lead.
Umayangga is also an avid painter and illustrator and does freelance work for Healthy Debate and the University of Toronto’s Department of Health and Society.