My road in life has taken me all over.
Was laid off from first professional full time employment as an aerospace engineer due to overall downturn in the industry.
Returned to UCLA full time to earn a second masters in Public Health (Environmental Health) and later graduated from UCLA environmental science and engineering program.
Moved to Washington, DC to work as a consultant to the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Joined the American Peace Corps as a volunteer to Nepal.
Relocated to Nepal permanently working as a local consultant.
Secured employment with a Danish international consultant company involving working in India, Philippines, Thailand, and Mongolia.
Relocated to Vietnam for 15 years to work on a series of environmental and climate change projects.
Began semi-retirement in Nepal.
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International Climate Change / Environment Consultant

I prepare plans for ensuring the resilience and sustainability of urban developments considering climate change.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Environment & Nature
Problem Solving

Day to Day

Working in a multi-disciplinary team consisting of international and national consultants, in collaboration with government counterparts, to improve living environment in developing countries.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

To obtain an international job, it is best to undertake volunteer work overseas, and have an advance degree.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:


The Noise I Shed

From Parents:

"You should stick with engineering because you will always have employment in that field."

Challenges I Overcame

Self-Esteem Issues