University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Research Fellow, School of Natural Resources and Environment (Fall 2016 - )
Advisor: Dr. Meha Jain

Tufts University, Medford, MA
Center for International Environment and Resource Policy at The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy
Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2015-2016) and Research Affiliate (2016-2017)
Advisor: Dr. Avery Cohn

SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry (SUNY-ESF), Syracuse, NY
Department of Environmental Resources Engineering
Ph.D. Environmental Resources Engineering
Advisor: Dr. Lindi J. Quackenbush

Auburn University, Auburn, AL
Department of Biosystems Engineering and School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences
M.S. Forestry
Advisors: Dr. Mark Dougherty and Dr. Latif Kalin

Tribhuvan University, Nepal
B.S. Forestry


Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor                              Sep 2016-

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Tufts University, Medford, MA                                  Aug 2015- Sep 2016

STEM Mentor, Research Foundation for the SUNY, Syracuse, NY                          Jan 2015 – May 2015

Research Project Assistant, Research Foundation for the SUNY, Syracuse, NY                Sep – Dec 2014

Research/Field Tech, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL                                    Jun – Aug 2014

Graduate Assistant, SUNY-ESF, Syracuse, NY                                                       Aug 2011 – May 2014

Conservation Science Intern, World Wildlife Fund for Nature, Washington, DC               Jun – Aug 2013

Research Aide, Research Foundation for the SUNY, Syracuse, NY                                 May – Aug 2012

Research Project Assistant, Research Foundation for the SUNY, Syracuse, NY     2010 – 2011

Research Assistant, Biosystems Engineering, Auburn University, AL                      2008 – 2010

International Corps Member, EarthCorps, Seattle, WA                                                        Jun – Dec 2007

Awards and honors

  • ERE Departmental Award for Academic Excellence (2014), SUNY-ESF, $1,000
  • AGU Student travel award (2013), American Geophysical Union (AGU), $500*
  • CNY Graduate Student of the year (2013), ASPRS, $500**
  • Ta Liang Memorial Award (2013), ASPRS, $2,000*
  • ESF travel grant (2012-2013), ESF, $500, $250
  • RvD Idea Awards (Raymond Von Dran Fund) (2012), Syracuse University, $2,000**
  • Research in Need travel grant (2012), GSA, SUNY-ESF, $250
  • ConForM/Danida fellowship for undergraduate research, 2006, Tribhuvan University
* indicates national/international level award
** indicates regional level award 


International Journal of Remote Sensing, PLOS ONE, Hydrological Processes, Remote Sensing, IEEE-JSTARS, Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, GIScience & Remote Sensing, Water, Transaction of ASABE, ISRPS journal of Photogrammetry, Science of the Total Environment


External Project Advisor for 3ie Impact Evaluation proposal (1)