Randima (Randy) Fernando

Nonprofit Leader. Meditator. Technologist.
Ethical solutions to hard problems.

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Born in Sri Lanka, I'm grateful to have been introduced to both meditation (by my mother) and programming (by my father) as a child. My fascination with making pretty pictures on the computer led me to study computer graphics at Cornell.

This passion took me to NVIDIA in Silicon Valley, where I managed many award-winning projects, authored three #1-ranked books on graphics programming, and received two patents. I was also an inaugural board member of the NVIDIA Foundation.

I then served for 7 years as founding Executive Director of Mindful Schools, a nonprofit that has taught mindfulness to millions of kids and over 30,000 educators worldwide. Mindful Schools was featured in TIME magazine's cover story "The Mindful Revolution."

Most recently, I'm Co-Founder & Executive Director at the Center for Humane Technology, a nonprofit addressing the harms of social media. CHT is featured in The Social Dilemma, Netflix's most watched film in Sep. 2020.

I'm a board member of Spirit Rock Meditation Center and the Buddhist Insight Network. It is a privilege to live with my wonderful wife in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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