Skills

EDUCATION

 

Bachelor of Arts

  • Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
  • Double Major in Economics and Management
  • Graduated with Honors in Economics and Magna Cum Laude with a GPA of 3.73 on a 4.0 scale

 

High School

  • St. Xavier’s High School, Lalitpur, Nepal
  • Graduated with Distinction and in 97th percentile of Commerce batch

Awards

  • Davis Foundation Projects for Peace $10,000 grant to launch a social project in rural Nepal
  • GHT Dolpo Photography Competition
  • Omicron Delta Epsilon – the International Honor Society for Economics
  • Beta Gamma Sigma – the International Honor Society for Management
  • Fiat Lux Honor Society (Clark University), “academic excellence, leadership, and sustained commitment to community service”
  • Dean’s List: 7 of 8 Semesters
  • Presidential Scholarship: Full college tuition fees for Bachelor’s

LANGUAGES

  • Nepali Mother tongue
  • English Bilingual fluency
  • French Advanced professional proficiency (5 years training in Nepal and the US)
  • German Intermediate proficiency (3 years training in Nepal and the US)

Work Experience

 

KTM Series

2018 to present – Founder / Admin / Product Development / Programmer / Photographer

  • Organized 17 trail running races (till date) in Kathmandu and Pokhara, including monthly KTM Series (ongoing)
  • Oversee development, promotions and operations of the trail running races

 

GNARLY

2015 to 2019 – Co-Founder / Product Development / Photographer

  • Organized fourteen mountain biking races, including the Grand Himalayan Enduro (part of World Series)
  • Oversee development, promotions and operations of the mountain biking races

 

Eutai Mala Nepali

2015 to 2017 – Founder / Programmer / Content writer

  • Lead relief and reconstruction in various districts of Nepal affected by 2015 earthquake
  • Source funds and maintain rapport with donors as well as implement projects on ground level
  • Implemented projects of more than USD 200,000 in funding in Nuwakot and Gorkha post earthquake

 

ECS Media

2012 to 2016 – Editor / Feature Writer / Photographer

  • Wrote over 400 stories and photostories
  • Edited publications: Fr!day, ECS Nepal, Living, VenturePlus HealthyLife and Wedding Bells

PHOTOGRAPHY AND WRITING ASSIGNMENTS

  • Annapurna 100 (Mardi and Sikles regions) – photographer/videographer, 2016 to 2018
  • Manaslu Trail Race (Manaslu Region) – photographer/videographer, 2017 and 2018
  • Bhutan Rides (Bhutan) – videographer/photographer, 2018
  • Mustang to Dolpo Trek for Snow Cat Travels – photographer/writer, 2017
  • Korchon Ridge (east Mardi ridge) – photographer, 2017
  • Everest Marathon (Everest Region) – photographer/videographer, 2016 to 2018
  • Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc (France, Swiss and Italian Alps) – photographer, 2017
  • Ultra Tour Monte Rosa (Switzerland and Italy – Alps) – photographer, 2017
  • Mustang Trail Race (Upper Mustang Region) – photographer, 2017 to 2019
  • Mustang Madness (Upper Mustang Region) – photographer/videographer, 2016
  • Mustang Climate Change Research (by PhD candidate) – interpreter and photographer, 2016
  • Sindhupalchok and Dolakha work for UN Habitat – photographer/writer, 2016
  • Dolpo Trek via GHT photo competition – photographer, 2016
  • Simikot to Rara trek via ECS and GHT – photographer/writer, 2015
  • Annapurna Base Camp trek via ECS and GHT – photographer/writer, 2015
  • Annapurna Circuit trek for Gnarly biking trip – photographer/logistics, 2014
  • Poon Hill Ghorepani – 9 times between 2013 and 2019

 

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Publications

Over 700 articles (as of June 2020) including stories and photographs published in:

  • The National Geographic
  • United Nations
  • Velojournal (Switzerland)
  • Enduro Magazine (Germany)
  • Action Asia (Hong Kong)
  • Varingen (Norway)
  • The Kathmandu Post (Nepal)
  • ECS NEPAL (Nepal)
  • The Himalayan Times (Nepal)
  • Living (Nepal)
  • Enduro Asia Magazine (The Philippines)
  • Himalayan Outdoor Journal (India)
  • Trail Magazine (Germany)
  • Action Trail Asia (Hong Kong)
  • Wave (Nepal)
  • Mittelbayerische (Germany)
  • Esprit Trail (France)
  • China Daily (China)
  • Freerider Mag (India)
  • IMB (UK)
  • Spoke (New Zealand)
  • Nepali Times (Nepal)
  • Suunto (Finland)
  • Hope (Nepal)

 

See all media where I’ve been been published »

References

Lizzy Hawker

Kora Explore
Organizer of Ultra Tour Monte Rosa
Nat Geo Adventurer of the Year 2013
info@ultratourmonterosa.com

Stine Heiselberg

Head of UN RCO
United Nations
stine.heiselberg@one.un.org

Jimi Oostrum

Education Specialist
UNICEF Nepal
joostrum@unicef.org