Maleesha Fernando is an intern at SLYCAN Trust. She is a final year undergraduate at the University of Colombo reading for a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Economics. Her areas of interest include sustainable development, economic impacts of climate change, gender, environmental conservation, and sustainable food systems and agriculture. Maleesha’s undergraduate dissertation is focused on the factors that influence female entrepreneurship in Sri Lanka. She has previously interned at the Centre for Poverty Analysis and the Centre for Equality and Justice.