Camilly Shrestha

Hometown: Charikot, Dolakha 

SEE: Trungram International Academy, Hattigauda, Kathmandu  

Grade 11 and 12: Southwestern State College, Basundhara, Kathmandu  

Camilly, enthusiastic about making the internet a better place, started his own website after completing class ten. Cybersecurity is his other field of interest. His dream is to pursue a cybersecurity major from US universities. He finds self-learning and teamwork more crucial for success. Furthermore, he is on a spiritual journey, plays guitar as part of his hobby, and loves traveling.  

Roman Babu Shrestha

Hometown: Gorkha Bazaar, Gorkha 

SEE: St. Joseph’s School, Gorkha Municipality, Gorkha 

Grade 11 and 12: Kathmandu Model Secondary School, Bagbazar, Kathmandu  

Roman is really passionate about Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence. He’s an introverted extrovert who loves playing cricket, discussing conspiracy theories and teaching children. He’s the Co-Founder of AuraEd Nepal, an initiative to spread digital literacy among underprivileged kids in Nepal. His goal is not only to dedicate his life to CS, but to help others get involved in the field as well. 

Amrit Shakya

Hometown: Pharsatikar, Rupandehi  

SEE: Pharsatikar Siddhartha English Boarding School, Pharsatikar, Rupandehi 

Grade 11 and 12: Tilottama Secondary School, Butwal, Rupandehi 

Amrit is an avid intellectual and an astute analyst. He believes that individual changes are indispensable for making global changes. He is passionate about creation and learning. His main interests are computer science, mathematics, philosophy, literature, psychology, business and sociology. Furthermore, he loves reading fiction and non-fiction books, travelling, learning about new cultures, listening to music, writing, dancing, playing cricket, chess, watching movies and series. He aspires to explore the world, experience everything life has to offer, and positively impact the world. 

Bibhuti Shah

Hometown: Karmaiya, Sarlahi 

SEE: Shree Padma Kanya Vidyashram Secondary School, Dillibazaar, Kathmandu 

Grade 11 and 12: St. Xavier’s College, Maitighar, Kathmandu 

A voracious reader, Bibhuti loves gorging through non-fictions. She is a spirited observer who enjoys putting her observations into writing. Bibhuti equally acknowledges the importance of hands-on lessons in bettering oneself and in the past, has been a part of various clubs and committees. She is also an educator at Book Bus Nepal, US Embassy. Bibhuti is extremely passionate about exploring new places and new music. In her free time, when she is not studying or working, she likes playing with her pet and watching anime. 

Susan Poudel

Hometown: Karkineta, Parbat 

SEE: New Model Secondary School, Nagdhunga, Pokhara 

Grade 11 and 12: Pentagon International College, Tinkune, Kathmandu 

Susan is an avid learner. He loves biology and has a keen interest in genetic engineering. In his free time, he loves reading books, playing video games, chess, and table tennis. He aims to major in cell biology in the US.

Ishan Pathak

Hometown: Samakhusi, Kathmandu  

SEE: Kamana Boarding High School, Gongabu, Kathmandu  

Grade 11 and 12: Kathmandu Institute Of Science And Technology Secondary School, Kamalpokhari, Kathmandu  

Ishan is an ambivert and believes in hard work and consistency. He is interested in physics, computer science, and business. He likes listening to music and reading novels. He wants to make the best out of his life and live to the fullest.

Kritika Pandit

Hometown: Bharatpur,Chitwan 

SEE: Little Flower School, Narayangarh, Chitwan  

Grade 11 and 12: Valmiki Shiksha Sadan, Bharatpur, Chitwan  

Kritika is always ready when it comes to making long and meaningful conversations about science, philosophy and life. She is fond of meeting new people and learning different ideas, cultures and outlook on life. She loves reading, writing poems, public speaking, painting and acting. She has passion for research and determination to work on medical devices that improve people’s quality of life. She believes that one should live for what they truly cherish, to bring smiles on people’s faces and to dream big even in the phase of adversity. 

Subodh Niroula

Hometown: Itahari, Sunsari 

SEE: Arunima Secondary School, Boudha, Kathmandu 

Grade 11 and 12: Trinity International Secondary School, Dilli Bazaar, Kathmandu 

Subodh believes the act of learning should be fully interesting. He aspires to explore the human brain the same as the traveler does explore new places. He is interested in playing football, swimming, and any other activity that could get him outdoors. He finds his peace of mind in music and meditation. 

Smriti Neupane

Hometown: Thokarpa, Sindhupalchok  

SEE: Mt. Gaurishankar Higher Secondary School, Balkumari, Lalitpur 

Grade 11 and 12: Capital College and Research Center, Koteshwor, Kathmandu 

Smriti is perceptive, light-hearted, and valiant. She loves art, be it on a canvas or within stories that individuals carry. She is fond of reading, volunteering, graphic designing, doing social works, and especially listening to reminiscences of people with compassion and understanding. Proficiency in visual arts has enabled her to proactively contribute to community service and social causes, while her leadership attributes have allowed her to inspire her friends. She plans to gain a liberal arts degree in college and strengthen gender equality in Nepal. 

Dikshant Lamsal

Hometown: Bharatpur, Chitwan 

SEE: Little Flower School, Narayangarh, Chitwan 

Grade 11 and 12: Valmiki Sikshya Sadan, Bharatpur, Chitwan 

Dikshant is currently studying in Chitwan in Grade 12. He is really passionate about computer programming and robotics. He likes watching sci-fi movies and reading fictional novels. He also enjoys travelling, making videos and playing piano. He wants to major in computer science. 

Samir Hussain

Hometown: Birgunj  

SEE: Shree Maisthan Vidhyapith Ma. Vi, Birgunj  

Grade 11 and 12: St. Xavier’s College, Maitighar, Kathmandu  

Samir is interested in science, philosophy, literature, history and human behavior. Furthermore, he loves to play cricket, watch movies and wander in his world of imagination. He wants to major in physics and economics at a U.S. university. 

Dikshya Giri

Hometown:  Pokhara, Kaski 

SEE: Motherland Secondary School, Masbar, Pokhara 

Grade 11 and 12: Motherland Secondary School, Masbar, Pokhara 

Dikshya is an enthusiastic learner of science. She is an introvert by nature but seems to be extrovert to the opportunities her life has to offer. She is inclined towards mathematics, physics, economics and philosophy. In her leisure time, you can find her writing down her thoughts in a small diary that she always carries with her. She is someone who believes in the idea of uniqueness and she aspires to make this world a better place with her unique potential. She hopes to continue exploring her love of STEM in the U.S. 

Aayusha Dhungana

Hometown: Birauta ,Pokhara 

SEE: Motherland Secondary School, Masbar, Pokhara  

Grade 11 & 12: Kathmandu Model Secondary School, Bagbazar, Kathmandu    

Aayusha is a very open-minded girl who believes in the power young minds hold to make a change. She aims to major in Applied Mathematics or Physics. Fascinated by the changes of new technologies she is also interested in computer programming. Furthermore, she enjoys traveling, writing about people she meets, reading fantasy novels, capturing moments, and expressing them through words. She is passionate about the belief that creativity lives in everyone which encourages her to explore and find herself a little more every single day. 

Dibas Dauliya

Hometown: Chiti, Lamjung  

SEE: Shree Prembasti Secondary School, Bharatpur, Chitwan  

Grade 11 and 12: Orchid Science College, Bharatpur, Chitwan  

Dibas is a detail-oriented person. He may be shy, but he wants to be more social. He enjoys bicycle rides, spending time in nature and observing different lifestyles of different people. He also likes listening to podcasts, watching documentary movies, and enjoys programming. Dibas is aiming to study Computer Science in the U.S. 

Anurag Chapagain

Hometown: Sunwal, Nawalparasi (west of Bardaghat susta)   

SEE: Sagarmatha Secondary Boarding School, Shitalnagar, Rupandehi 

Grade 11 and 12: St. Xaviers College, Maitighar, Kathmandu  

Anurag is a physics and math enthusiast. His aim in life is to be a leading physicist in energy physics and invent cheap, climate-friendly boundless energy sources and steer humanity to deep space. Furthermore, he likes teaching, listening to Bob Dylan, and following US politics. He has used his interest in geology and math by winning the national-level geography Olympiad and math Olympiad. He believes in the audacity of hope.  He believes anyone can bring an important change irrespective of his/her origin, appearance, and economic status. He plans to major in physics and/or math from a research-focused US university.

Binita Bastola

Hometown: Bharatpur, Chitwan   

SEE: SOS Hermann Gmeiner School, Bharatpur, Chitwan   

Grade 11 and 12: Orchid Science College, Bharatpur, Chitwan   

Binita is a determined girl—she never neglects an opportunity to better herself. She loves observing people, their behaviors and the way they act. She enjoys practicing handwriting, sketching and travelling as well. She believes that the OF Program is just what she needed in her life. The cognitive functions of the human brain intrigue her and Binita hopes to major in Neuroscience in the U.S.