We have a whole new crop of interns joining the Nourishing the Planet team this summer. Today, meet Asha Singh.
Asha holds Masters in Environmental Science and Policy from Clark University, with a focus on Gender and Geographic Information System (GIS) studies. Her Masters paper focused on analyzing gender equality issues in biogas projects implemented under clean development mechanisms in Nepal.
Before coming to United States, Asha traveled to remote regions of her home country, Nepal, to cover stories on the UN World Food Programme’s food security projects, which solidified her interest in food security and agriculture.
With this internship, she looks forward to undertaking research and learning more about food security, sustainable energy use, and agriculture practices, and how gender intersects these issues. She is also interested in research that uses GIS applications to analyze spatial and temporal information useful for the improvement of agricultural and natural resource management practices in developing countries.
Asha enjoys hiking, gardening, jewelry making, and watching independent movies and documentaries in her free time. She also loves to cook and try different foods and recipes. Growing up in Nepal, her family maintained a small kitchen garden in the backyard, which later had to be suspended due to acute water shortages in the city. She hopes to bring that garden space back to its full productivity upon returning to Nepal in the near future.
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