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Programme Coordinator, Koshi Basin Initiative,
River Basins and Cryosphere
As the Programme Coordinator, I work with a diverse team of colleagues representing all themes and units at ICIMOD. I design and implement activities to improve water resource management and disaster risk reduction in the Koshi Basin. I also get to engage with a wide range of partners to enhance river basin management.
How do you protect the pulse of the planet?
I bring together people from different disciplines to solve challenges like improving access to water and providing early warning for flash floods.
What is your favourite part of the work you do at ICIMOD?
I enjoy taking up new challenges and trying to resolve them. I appreciate the people I work with and learn a lot from my colleagues, partners and communities.
What are you passionate about?
I am passionate about building strong partnerships and generating new ideas for effective results.
I have a master’s degree in environmental science from Yale University and a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Texas at Arlington. Before joining ICIMOD as a Programme Officer in 2015, I worked at dZi Foundation and carried out development activities in remote parts of Nepal. Previously, I worked in the United States at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Bureau of Land Management conducting research on riverine ecosystems. I also ran awareness campaigns and dialogues on climate change and related issues while at The Small Earth Nepal. I have also conducted summer research on to climate change and ecosystems at the Arctic Long Term Ecological Research Station in Alaska.