Educational background

  • PhD (ongoing), Department of Geography, Environment and Population, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
  • Master in Urban & Regional Planning [MURP] (2010), University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Specialization in environmental planning and urban design
  • Leadership Certificate (2010), East-West Center Education Program / University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
  • Bachelor in Architecture [B. Arch.] (2004), Tribhuvan University, Institute of Engineering, Pulchowk Campus, Pulchowk, Lalitpur District, Bagmati Zone, Nepal. Elective courses in energy efficient design

Professional Membership

  • Regional & Urban Planners’ Society of Nepal (RUPSON), Member No. 109
  • American Planning Association (APA), student membership, ID# 235027
  • Society of Nepalese Architects (SONA) Regd. No. 382
  • Nepal Engineering Council (NEC) Regd. No. 241 Architecture
  • Nepal Engineers’ Association (NEA) Regd. No. 6551
  • Rotaract Club of Mount Everest, Lalitpur, 2002-2008
  • Leo Club of Kathmandu Balaju Height, 1997-2008

Employment history

University Tutor,  August – October 2015,
Department of Geography, Environment & Population, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia
Roles and responsibilities: Tutor undergraduate students on topics of environmental management, climate change impacts and natural resource management; conduct workshops on data analysis and future climate projection tools; observe students’ performance, and record relevant data to assess progress; grade student presentations.

Teaching Assistant, March – April 2012,
Department of Urban Planning & Architecture, Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
Roles and responsibilities: Supervise graduate students in studios; give feedback on student projects individually or in small groups; observe students’ performance, and record relevant data to assess progress; grade student presentations and reports.

Planning Head (Urban Planner) August 2010 – September 2012
ADF Nepal Pvt. Ltd. (Kupondole, Lalitpur; www.adf.com.np)
Roles and responsibilities: Conducted field survey for periodic plans, physical development plans for various villages and market centres; conducted community mapping and project prioritization workshops; prepared disaster management plans, climate vulnerability reduction plans; prepared detail project reports; co-ordinated with line agencies; presented project plans to Department of Urban Development and Building Construction and Village Development Committees.

Architect January 2005 –August 2008
ADF Nepal Pvt. Ltd. (Kupondole, Lalitpur; www.adf.com.np)

Additional Experience

  • Innovation Lab volunteer, June 2013 – present, Adelaide City Library, Level 3, Rundell Place, Adelaide
  • Co-editor in chief for Journal ‘Transformations in Leadership’, Volume 1, No. 3, Spring 2009 published by East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawai’i, USA
  • Served as Graduate Students Organization (GSO)-Representative for East-West Center Participants Association (EWCPA) board, 2008-2009.
  • Trainee Architect at Architects’ Collaborate (Nepal) Pvt. Ltd., November 2002-March 2003
  • Managing Editor for Architectural Journal Vaastu Volume 5, 2002-2003

Software Skills

  • Statistical analysis with R and SPSS: data cleaning; multivariate analysis; time series analysis and data visualization; literate statistical programming with R and knitr
  • Spatial data processing and visualization using ArcGIS 9.x/10; spatial data visualization and geocoding with R, ggplot2 and ggmap; integration of ArcGIS maps with Google Earth/Google Maps
  • Other software skills: SPSS, NVivo, Microsoft Access and Microsoft Project; intermediate programming knowledge on LISP, Visual Basic, JavaScript and HTML 5; content management with WordPress and Drupal