In 2018, I was awarded as the Young Researcher of the Year by Thammasat University for my contribution to advancing the understanding of NGO placement behavior. Prior to joining academia, I co-founded a youth-led NGO in Nepal – YUWA – and worked in the management committee of a social enterprise in Bangkok. I hold a Ph.D. in development administration from the National Institute of Development Administration.
I explore different questions related to poverty, inequality, NGOs and foreign aid. My doctoral dissertation examined the evolution of the Nepali NGO sector between 1967-2018. My work has appeared in the leading journals of the field such as International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, World Development Perspective, and Journal of Contemporary Southeast Asia. I also serve as the editorial board member of the multidisciplinary journal, Social Sciences & Humanities Open published by Elsevier.