SCA Title: Crew member
Site Name: Youth Conservation Corps, New York City
Hometown: Bhadrapur, Nepal and Queens, New York City
School: Middlebury College
Dream Job: Public Service
Current favorite song: The Scientist by Coldplay
The person who inspires me most is… My dear mom, J. K. Rowling, and Hubert Selby, Jr.
If I could pass a law… I would mandate carrying a reusable water bottle for all, at all times.
If I was a shape shifter I’d turn into… A snowy owl or an orca?
My motto: Stop trying to maneuver life in the right direction; instead, let life do it for you.
My most memorable outdoor moment: There isn’t exactly one to mention. Every time I’m out volunteering with my friends and we complain about mosquito bites, or gobble down a sandwich in two gulps on the trail, or pose whimsically with tools for pictures, all these moments are amazing and precious.
What forces, events, or inﬂuences in your life inspired you to become a conservationist? The joy I experience when I realize that what I’m doing isn’t for me, but is for every single living and non-living object on this planet. Conservation is giving ode to previous generations for helping Mother Earth live, and at the same time safeguarding the Earth for future generations.