Shreepriya Poudel (Shree) joined ICIMOD in June 2015 as a summer intern for the Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE) Project . She is currently in her third year of a Bachelor of Economics with a minor in Mathematics at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania, USA. She will be working at ICIMOD in June and July before returning to finish her final year at Bryn Mawr in August. Ms Poudel is especially interested in developmental economics and will be writing her senior thesis on some aspect of international development. At ICIMOD, she will be working on the Solar Powered Irrigation Pump component of the WLE initiative and will spend some of her time doing field work in the Terai.