A U.S. Government employee seriously injured in the terror attacks in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday died on May 4 as a result of injuries she suffered during the attacks. Chelsea Decaminada worked as an international program specialist with the U.S. Department of Commerce and was on assignment in Sri Lanka. She previously served as a Peace Corps volunteer in in Tanzania. She graduated from Duke University in 2015. RIP Chelsea Decaminada.
We mourn the loss of Chelsea Decaminada, who succumbed after a valiant fight to injuries from the attacks. Our prayers are w her family. We pay tribute to Chelsea – & all those lost & injured – by partnering w Sri Lanka & nations worldwide to bring unity in the face of terrorism. https://t.co/5LRzIQ5ICC
— Ambassador Teplitz (@USAmbSLM) May 8, 2019
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Alumna Chelsea Decaminada ’15 passed away last weekend as a result of injuries sustained during the recent terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka. Chelsea was serving our country as an International Program Specialist with the Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) at the US Department of Commerce. Prior to joining CLDP, Chelsea volunteered with the US Peace Corps in Ruvuma, Tanzania, using her fluency in French and Swahili to serve the population there. She was active in Kappa Alpha Theta sorority and participated in Duke Engage during Summer 2013. Rest in peace, Chelsea.
Chelsea M. Decaminada of Katonah was on assignment with the U.S. Department of Commerce in Sri Lanka at the time of the bombings. https://t.co/gAMigvmuAi
— Bedford-Katonah Patch (@bedkatonahpatch) May 12, 2019