Tika Ram Gurung started as a Research Associate Glaciologist in March 2016. Prior to this, he worked six months as an ICIMOD intern with the Cryosphere Monitoring Project. Gurung earned his Masters by Research in Glaciology from Kathmandu University focusing on mass balance and energy balance of Rikha Samba Glacier, Nepal. Gurung is from Yamphudin, Taplejung Nepal. He enjoys working at high altitude and is interested in glacier response to climate change and natural hazards in the Himalayas.