Mathura Khanal – Chair and Advisor
Mathura Khanal is a WWF scholar who completed her Master’s Degree from the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences (BOKU), Vienna. Her expertise lies in income generation activities, reproductive health issues, and community forestry. She is an adept researcher who has presented her research at the International Union of Forestry Research Organizations (IUFRO) Conference in the USA, Japan, and Austria.
Manjul Bhusal Sharma – Co-founder
As a teenager growing up in Kathmandu, Manjul dreamt of pursuing higher education in the US. His dreams came true when he received a scholarship to pursue an undergraduate degree in Economics and Mathematics at Kenyon College. Since then, he has been passionate about providing similar educational opportunities to youth in underfunded public schools in Nepal. He believes that with collective efforts from Reinstalling Hope and its partners the condition of public schools can be improved one school at a time. Manjul is currently pursuing his MBA at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. His focus is on finance, technological innovation, and social entrepreneurship.
Maher Latif – Co-founder & Director of Programs
Maher graduated from Kenyon College in 2017 as an Economics and Modern Languages double major. Co-founding Reinstalling Hope has been the single most formative experience in shaping his desire to promote educational reform for the underserved. A Fulbright Scholar with fluency in Chinese and Arabic, Maher has sought to combine his passion for cultural exchange and economics to improve educational outcomes. Maher currently works as a research assistant at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington D.C.
Aldis Petriceks - Director of Strategy
Aldis Petriceks graduated from Kenyon College in 2017, with a major in Biology and minor in Chinese. He has been with Reinstalling Hope since 2015; currently works as a research assistant at the Stanford University School of Medicine; and will begin medical school in the Fall of 2019. His interests are wide-ranging, from end-of-life care to global education, to English literature, to the healthcare workforce.
Ajeet Bhatta - Director of Development
Ajeet is an undergraduate student in Kathmandu. Ajeet is passionate about improving the Nepalese education system and has years of experience working in educational and developmental non-profits and NGOs across Nepal. As a lead guitarist at The Phrase Band, Ajeet has played at several locations to raise awareness for Reinstalling Hope.
Julie France – Public Affairs Adviser & Editor
Julie possesses an undergraduate degree in philosophy with four years of experience in journalism. She is passionate about bringing out the stories of marginalized youth in rural Nepal and has even taken on the task of teaching herself Nepali. She is responsible for spreading awareness of Reinstalling Hope’s mission and also assists with grant proposals. She is responsible for all the information released by the organization. Apart from her journalistic interests, Julie is proficient in French and loves to travel.
Shraddha Belbase - Program Officer
Shraddha is an undergraduate student at Lindenwood University. She hopes to make education possible for every child be it a boy or a girl in every nook and corner of Nepal. As a Program Officer, Shraddha works towards creating solutions that allow children to pursue higher education regardless of their financial circumstances.
Pariksha Poudel - Program Officer
Pariksha is an undergraduate student in Kathmandu studying civil engineering. As a passionate women’s rights activist, Pariksha believes education should be a right for all girls. She has worked towards solutions that educate local Nepali communities on the importance of female empowerment.
Shreya Dahal – Web Developer & Head of Event Promotion
Shreya is a student of Computer Engineering at Kathmandu Engineering College. He develops concepts and designs for the website. He is actively developing new ideas on promoting our events.