Shreta Ghimire joined ICIMOD in June 2015 as an intern for the Atmosphere Initiative. She holds a Master of Environmental Science from Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi. For her master’s dissertation, she assessed the performance of models for simulating monsoonal precipitation over the Himalayan region under climate as part of the Coordinated Regional Climate Downscaling Experiment (CORDEX) in South Asia. This work resulted in a peer-reviewed journal publication. At ICIMOD, she is working closely with Dr Bhupesh Adhikary on the evaluation of meteorological model results.