School: Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
Department: Sustainable Water Management
Research Interests: Conservation and Ecology, Water Science & Systems, Climate Change, Public Health, Environmental Engineering, Water Resources Management
Bijay is a Master's student in the Sustainable Water Management Program. He is focusing specifically on Water Infrastructure. He expects to complete his studies in August 2019. Bijay holds a B.S. in Environmental Science and a M.S. in Water Resources Development and Planning from Tribhuvan University in Nepal. Before coming to Tufts, Bijay worked as a consultant in the Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction sector in Nepal where he helped vulnerable populations adapt to adverse climate impacts and build resilience.
Current Studies and Future Goals
When asked what he found most meaningful about his field of study, Bijay responded with the following: "The field is interdisciplinary in nature. So, we (SWM Students) have the opportunity to study a wide range of subjects such as science and system analysis, economics, policy, leadership management, biology, research methodology, and other aspects related to water resources and their sustainable management. I like the most this aspect of the program and this has certainly broadened our knowledge and perspective of water resources.
Bijay was interested in pursuing the SWM Degree due to it's interdisciplinary nature and it's one-year timeline.
Bijay hopes to work in the water resources sector or pursue a PhD in water-related disciplines once he completes his studies at Tufts.
When not doing school work, Bijay can be found listening to music, watching movies, chatting with friends, and exploring the city.
Favorite Food: Momo (Dumplings)
Favorite Thing You’ve Seen: Fewa Lake in Pokhara, Nepal
Favorite Course Taken at Tufts: Biology of Water and Health