Achala Sharma joined ICIMOD in March 2014, and currently working as Programme Associate, Himalayan University Consortium. she has her undergraduate degree from University of Nebraska (USA) in Economics and Management Information System (MIS). She is doing MBA from IGNOU-ICA (Nepal). Prior to joining ICIMOD, she was associated with Mega Bank Nepal Limited as an Operation In-Charge for three years and Wells Fargo Bank in United States for a year. During her course at the University in the USA, she had also worked with Resident and Greek life, International Student Services office, Multi-Cultural Affairs and many other International Associations within the University. She loves to travel and enjoys cooking, reading and photography.