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Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry, minor in neuroscience

Hometown: Bhaktapur, Nepal

What was the best part of your experience as a student at Caldwell University?

The tight-knit community that supports you and allows you to grow! And also that I could explore philosophy and art along with my science courses. 
Where are you headed now? 

I am going to join Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory for my Ph.D.  

Life lessons learned at  Caldwell? 

Rejection and failure are part of the journey to success.

Who helped you get here that you want to thank? 

The faculty! My friends, family and also the administrators and staff. I’m extremely grateful for their support and encouragement.

Favorite spot on Caldwell’s campus? 

The library lawn during a summer day. (I like to sit on the grass and read.)

Other highlights of your time at Caldwell?

The people! At Caldwell, I met people from all over the world who shared their unique culture, knowledge and values with the community. I experienced the richness of humanity here.

Anything else? 

Time goes by really fast. One day you’re a freshman making your way to Six Flags, and the other you’re trying your regalia on, bidding goodbye. Enjoy every moment and be kind to everyone!

Outstanding honors:

Selected as the undergraduate ceremony commencement speaker 

Chosen for the highly selective Bernard S. and Sophie G. Gould MIT Summer Research Program in Biology, which is offered in collaboration with MIT’s Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences. 

Departmental honors for Chemistry. 

Member of selective multidisciplinary collegiate honor society Phi Kappa Phi