Over 15 years of international Science/Chemistry teaching experience; five years non-profit experience; and currently inspirational speaker and (science) teacher educator.


June 1, 2019Grinnell Alumni Award
Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA, USA
May 19, 2014Honorary Doctor of Science
Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA, USA


June 2018-PresentEducator/Speaker/ Online Tutor (Self-employed)
April-June 2018Education Consultant
Karkhana, Kathmandu, Nepal
Aug. 2013-June 2018Education Program Director
COMMITTED, Kathmandu, Nepal
Aug. 2011-April 2013Science/Chemistry Teacher
Qatar Academy, Doha, Qatar
Aug. 2010-June 2011MYP Science Teacher
The Australian International School Saigon, HCMC, Vietnam
Aug. 2007-June 2010MYP Science and IB Diploma Chemistry Teacher
The International school of Azerbaijan, Baku, Azerbaijan
Aug. 2004-July 2007Science and Chemistry Teacher
Bishop Mackenzie International School, Lilongwe, Malawi
Aug. 2003- July 2004Head of Science
Woodside Park International School, London, UK
Aug. 2001-July 2003IB Diploma Chemistry Teacher
United World College (UWC)-USA, Montezuma, NM, USA
Jan-June 2001High School Science Teacher
Bernards High School, Bernardsville, NJ, USA
Oct.-Dec. 2000High School Science/Chemistry Teacher
Rato Bangala School, Kathmandu, Nepal
Aug. 1997-Dec. 1998High School Science Teacher
Nepal Education Foundation, Kathmandu, Nepal
Aug. 1996-May 1997IB Diploma Chemistry Teacher
Red Cross Nordic UWC, Flekke, Fjaler, Norway
Aug. 1995-May 1996IB Diploma Chemistry Teacher
Li Po Chun UWC of Hong Kong, Lok Wo Sha Lane, NT, Hong Hong
Aug. 1994-May 1995IB Diploma (Applied) Chemistry Teacher
United World College of The Adriatic, Duino, TS, Italy 


Teacher Education Program

Feb. 24-March 7, 2020Kopila valley School, Birendra Nagar, Nepal
Dec. 30, 2019-Jan. 3, 2020Nepal Adharsha Secondary School, Kathmandu Nepal
Jan 25, April 22-24, 2019Sanskriti International School, Kathmandu, Nepal
April 16-17, 2019Nisarga Bal Batika School, Kathmandu, Nepal
April 3-4, 2019Brihaspati School, Kathmandu, Nepal
May-July 2016Science Teacher Training, Jana Uddhar School, Kathmandu, Nepal

US Embassy Book Bus, Innovation in Education Fairs

Nov. 8-9, 2019Damak, Nepal
Aug. 22-24, 2018Kathmandu, Nepal
Sept. 15-16, 2017Pokhara, Nepal
Aug. 10-13, 2017Kathmandu, Nepal

US Embassy Book Bus, Teacher Empowerment Program: Everyday Science: Learn, to Teach; Teach, to Learn

Fall 2019Brain Land Academy, Kathmandu, Nepal
Fall 2019Trungram International Academy, Kathmandu, Nepal (two half-day sessions)
Spring 2019Akshara School, Kathmandu, Nepal
Spring 2019Geeta Mata Secondary School, Kathmandu, Nepal
Jan.-June, 2018Quixote’s Cove office followed by on location at four schools, Kathmandu, Nepal

US Embassy Book Bus Science Instructors’ Training

Sept. 22-23, 2019Quixotoe’s Cove, Kathmandu, Nepal
Oct. 28-29, 2018Quixotoe’s Cove, Kathmandu, Nepal
July 30, Nov. 8-9, 2017Quixotoe’s Cove, Kathmandu, Nepal


Feb. 25-28, 2020Kopila Valley School, Birendra Nagar, Surkhet, Nepal
Topic: if I Did It…Why Not You?!
Topic: Read to Lead
Oct. 22, 2015Departmento de Estudios Internacionales speaker
Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City, Mexico
Topic: Human Rights and Education of the Marginalized in Nepal
May 7, 2015Center for Ethics and Public Life speaker
Luther College, Decorah, IA, USA
Topic: Pursuing a Meaningful Life: Human Rights and Education in Nepal
April 7, 2015Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, USA
Topic: Pursuing Dreams, Humanity and Meaningful Life
Jan. 19, 2015Thames International College, Kathmandu, Nepal
Topic: Dreams, Humanity, Compassion & World Peace for a Meaningful Life
Dec. 1, 2014Li Po Chun UWC of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Topic: When Dreams Take Flight
April 23, 2014Rosenfield Program in Public Affairs, International Relations, and Human Rights speaker
Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA, USA
Topic: Human Rights and Education of Marginalized People of Nepal
April 18, 2014Global Issues speaker
UWC-USA, Montezuma, NM, USA
Topic: Human Rights and Education of Marginalized People of Nepal


Nov. 22, 2010The Question is the Answer: Developing Questioning Skills
Jamie Mackenzie, Park Hyatt, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Oct. 18-20, 2010In-school MYP Workshop
The Australian International School Saigon, HCMC, Vietnam
Feb. 25-March 31, 2008IB Diploma Chemistry Internal Assessment Online Workshop
Baku, Azerbaijan
Feb. 14-16, 2008Inthinking IB Diploma Chemistry Workshop
Paris, France                                             


Feb. 1999-Feb. 2000Graduate Diploma in (Secondary Science) Education
University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Aug. 1990-May 1994Bachelor of Arts (in Chemistry)
Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa, USA
Aug. 1988-May 1990(Bilingual) International Baccalaureate Diploma
UWC of the Adriatic, Duino, Italy

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