Alum honored for work to open children's art museum in Nepal

Sneha Shrestha '10 awarded an Advancing Leaders Fellowship from World Learning

Sneha Shrestha ’10, a studio art and globalizations studies major, recently earned an Advancing Leaders Fellowship from World Learning for her work to provide a creative space for art and culture among the youth of Kathmandu by establishing the Kathmandu Children’s Art Museum (KCAM) in her native Nepal.

We had the chance to catch up with Shrestha a few days after she learned that she had earned the award. Read on to find out more about the good work she has done since graduation.

Talk about your study abroad experiences while you were a student, which helped make this honor possible

Organized through the College’s Off-Campus Studies (OCS) office, my study abroad experiences were both with World Learning under their School for International Training (SIT) program. I participated in their Geneva, Switzerland program, with the theme “International Organizations and Social Justice”. After experiencing a program where I got so much independence as to what I wanted to learn and research, I was adamant about going “back” to SIT’s program in another part of the world.

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