Shehan Navarathne

CABLE Ambassador | North Dakota State University

Shehan was a cohort 1 Student Delegate with CABLE and now seeks to serve future cohorts in their leadership development. Leveraging his experiences with the program, he wants to share advice with current and prospective Student Delegates so they can get the most out of their time with CABLE.

Shehan Navarathne is a graduate student at North Dakota State University’s Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics. He earned his Bachelor in Finance from the same institute in May 2017. Besides school, Shehan enjoys Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, tattoos, and cooking. Shehan was invited to attend the Clinton Global Initiative Conference in 2015 and 2016 to present his ideas about a non-profit Micro-Loan organization to assist college students financially and to discuss a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu self-defense class for women and children to protect themselves against abuse. Previously, he served as Vice President for the Sri Lankan Student Association where he organized campus events and spread cultural awareness within the community. Shehan is a current member of the NDSU Bison Fund, which is a student organization that manages a stock portfolio valued over $1,000,000. He completed coursework in IT and developed a business platform on Microsoft Access for a school IT project. He is currently a research assistant in the Agribusiness and Applied Economics Department at NDSU.