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Ru Ekanayake

Major: Biology and Society
Class Year: 2020
Hometown: Torrance, CA


Ru was born and raised in SoCal, but has been hardened by the Ithacan winter. Now, she can wear short sleeves in 50-degree weather without the slightest shiver. Her singing experience before Cornell Chorale included belting in the shower and crooning to her confused pitbull-lab mix. Her first year in Chorale has been incredible: she faced her phobia of sight-singing, was introduced to a vibrant musical community, and learned how to balance on a riser in three-inch heels for a whole hour. Outside of Chorale, she enjoys writing and climbing structures that weren't meant to be climbed.