I consider myself one of those lucky people who gets to do what they love doing (and get paid for that!). My early passion for astronomy emerged as a kid in my homeland- Dhangadhi, Nepal. While other people were frustrated by regular power cut at nights, it was an opportunity for me to sleep under the stars in such a remote place and enjoy the mesmerizing beauty of the night sky. My passion only grew with time.
Fast forward ~15 years, currently I am doing a PhD in Astrophysics at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. I study star formation in the molecular clouds in our Milky Way Galaxy with my mentor Dr. Robert Gutermuth. Mostly I do observational astronomy in a wide range of the electromagnetic spectrum from x-rays to radio waves. I analyze the data from a variety of observatories, from space-based telescopes to the ground-based single dish observatories and radio interferometers.