PhD Candidate in Geography, University of Colorado Boulder (CU), Advisor: Jennifer Fluri

MA, Geography, Miami University, 2015, Thesis title: Seasonal Migration and Circular Turmoil: A Geographic Narrative of Brick Factory Migrant Workers in the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal, Advisor: Stanley Toops

BA, Geography, GIS, and Tourism, St. Cloud State University, 2012
 

WORK HISTORY
Teaching Assistant, University of Colorado Boulder, August 2017 - December 2017
        GEOG 3742: Place, Power, and Contemporary Culture; Department of Geography

Instructor, University of Colorado Boulder, May 2017 - June 2017
        GEOG 1982: World Regional Geographies; Department of Geography

Graduate Research Assistant, University of Colorado Boulder, August 2016 – May 2017
        Project Society, Integrated Remote and In Situ Sensing

Teaching Assistant, University of Colorado Boulder. August 2015 -­ May 2016
        GEOG 1972: Environment-Society Geography; Department of Geography
        GEOG 1992: Human Geographies; Department of Geography

Graduate Program Assistant, Miami University, August 2014 – May 2015
        International Studies Program

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Miami University, August 2013 – May 2014
        GEO 101: Global Forces, Local Diversity; Department of Geography
 

GRANTS
China and Inner Asia Council Research Travel Grant, $2000, Association for Asian Studies, 2018
National Science Foundation - Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement (NSF-DDRI) Award, $15991, CU, 2017
Jennifer Dinaburg Memorial Research Fellowship Award, $2000, CU, 2016
James A. and Jeanne B. DeSana Graduate Research Scholarship, $450, CU, 2016
United Government of Graduate Students Travel Grant, $300, CU, 2016
Center to Advance Research and Teaching in the Social Sciences Award, $1000, CU, 2015
Graduate School Student Travel Grant, $300, CU, 2015

ACADEMIC AWARDS
Asian Geography Specialty Group Runners Up Graduate Student Paper, AAG, 2017
Ragaei El Mallakh Memorial Scholarship, CU, 2016
Dr. Robert O. Bixby GIS Memorial Scholarship, SCSU, 2011
Gamma Theta Upsilon Richason Award, National Competition, 2010
Ruben L. Parson Geography Award, SCSU, 2010
Conway, Deuth & Schmiesing, PLLP Building Hope Scholarship, 2010
College of Social Sciences Dean’s Award, SCSU, 2010
Student Employment Scholarship, SCSU, 2010

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
2017. Chinese Extra-territorial sovereignty, Nepali statemaking practices, and Tibetan refugee subjectivities in the Kathmandu Valley: Through visuality, Himalayan Studies Conference V, Boulder, CO
2016. Panelist on China’s Silk Road Project, Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, CA
2016. Panelist on Fieldwork in Human Geography, Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, CA
2016, Boudhanath: Tibetan Nationalism in a Transnational Public Space, Himalayan Studies Conference IV, Austin, TX
2015, Seasonal Migration and Circular Turmoil: A Geographic Narrative of Brick Factory Migrant Workers in the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal, Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Chicago, IL
2014, Seasonal Migration and Circular Turmoil, Miami University Graduate Research Forum, Oxford, OH
2014, Seasonal Migration and Circular Turmoil, Association of American Geographers East/West Lakes Regional Meeting, Kalamazoo, MI

ACADEMIC SERVICE
Executive Committee Member, Association of Nepal and Himalayan Studies, January 2018 - Present
Conference Convener, Himalayan Studies Conference V, CU, September 2017
Moderator, Panel: Change, Inequality, and Development in Nepal, Himalayan Studies Conference V, CU, September 2017
Graduate Coordinator, Tibet Himalaya Initiative, CU, August 2016 - September 2017
Co-Organizer, Symposium on “Policy, Ethics, and the Future of Drones”, CU, March 2017
Graduate Liaison, Geography and Planning Society, MU, August 2013 – May 2014
Student Director, AAG Cartography Specialty Group, August 2012 – April 2013
Senior Student Representative, National Executive Committee, Gamma Theta Upsilon, January 2011 – May 2012
Historian, Kappa Lambda Chapter, Gamma Theta Upsilon, SCSU, September 2011 – May 2012
President, Kappa Lambda Chapter, Gamma Theta Upsilon, SCSU, December 2010 – Aug 2011
Treasurer, Kappa Lambda Chapter, Gamma Theta Upsilon, SCSU, May 2009 – December 2010
University Ambassador, St. Cloud State University, August 2009 – May 2012
Volunteer, Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway Survey Project, Explore MN Tourism, July 2010

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Association of American Geographers
Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies
Association for Asian Studies
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART DENVER
Tibet Himalaya Initiative