Sarala is from Seattle, Washington. She graduated with a B.A in International Affairs with a minor in French Language & Literature from George Washington University in 2020, and has done work researching child vulnerability in Myanmar as well as global climate and poverty trends. She is excited to be in Nepal to connect with family, learn language, and understand more about education reform in government schools.
Catherine graduated with a degree in political science from Carleton College in 2020. The daughter of two public school teachers, she has always seen education as an important social leveler. She has taught math, biology, English as a second language, and swing dancing. While at Carleton, Catherine briefly studied in Nepal while conducting an independent research study in innovative economic communities through the School for International Training. Since graduation, Catherine has been working as a writer in Cairo. She is excited to return to a country that has already taught her so much and, incidentally, is where her parents met.
Victoria grew up in Malden, Massachusetts. She was awarded a Full-Tuition Leadership Scholarship by the Posse Foundation to attend Centre College in Kentucky. At Centre, she was fortunate enough to study abroad a few times in Thailand, Singapore, Bhutan and Mexico, which is where she discovered her love for travel and cultural immersion. Additionally, during her time at Centre she partook in summer research that focused on water politics and water quality. she graduated in 2021 with a Bachelor of Art in Environmental Studies.
Growing up with immigrant parents and among diversity she understands the important role that language plays as a social leveler in many communities. Thus, she is grateful for this opportunity to teach English and for cross-cultural exchange. In her free time, Victoria enjoys trying new food and restaurants with friends, painting, hiking, and being outdoors as much as possible. She looks forward to learning Nepali, and experiencing the beautiful landscape and mountain peaks Nepal has to offer. In the future, she hopes to continue her education and pursue a master’s degree in Environmental Justice.
King is originally from Pittsburgh, Pa., and attended high school in the northeast Arkansas community of Salem. She graduated from Arkansas Tech in 2018 with bachelor’s degrees in rehabilitation science and psychology. Shortly after completing her studies at ATU, King made a life-changing journey to Nepal. Tina has been to Nepal twice before. Once to volunteer with the nonprofit Chora Chori Nepal and to visit college friend’s families. And a second time to take language lessons. “The land feels like home and the people like family,” said King, who said her dream job would be working in Nepal for the U.S. Embassy or for a non-profit organization. “I want to help create sustainable change in Nepal. The Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship will allow me to work towards this change.”