Umayangga joined Parachute in 2021 and manages programs and campaigns in road safety and safe mobility. She previously led 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.
Umayangga holds a Master of Public Health degree in the Social and Behavioural Health Sciences stream from 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 The Sandbox Project. Umayangga is also an avid painter and illustrator and does freelance work for several non-profit organizations.