Athletics Staff
Nuwanee Kirihennedige
University of Nebraska Athletics
Position: University of Nebraska Athletics
Other Position: Performance Nutrition Coordinator

Nuwanee Kirihennedige joined the performance nutrition team as a performance nutrition coordinator in October of 2018. Previously, she worked as a sport dietitian contractor at the United States Olympic Committee where she helped athletes optimize their nutrition strategies to achieve their goals. She also traveled with teams both nationally and internationally to support athletes. Additionally, Kirihennedige worked as a graduate faculty member at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.

Kirihennedige earned her bachelor’s degree in nutritional science from the University of California, Berkeley in 2008. She completed a dietetic internship at San Francisco State University and earned a master's degree in sports nutrition from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. Growing up in Japan, she brings a unique value to the teams she works with from her culturally diverse background.