Anit Koirala is a first-generation refugee immigrant from Nepal. He is pursuing a professional master's degree in Global Civil Engineering at CU Boulder. His specialty is in water and wastewater treatment, watershed management, hydrologic modeling, best engineering practices for environmental impact assessments, Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) for developing countries, and humanitarian and development aid. He wants to combine his knowledge and expertise in these fields with his passion for sustainable development to bring about positive changes in the development sector and influence policies that are human-centered.
For the past three years, Anit has worked as a lead sustainability engineer in Uganda in clean energy and efficient farming projects. In summer 2021, Anit worked on a summer practicum with the host organization, Global Livingston Institute (GLI), on a WASH project for Bwama Primary School in rural southwestern Uganda. His practicum work involved researching appropriate water treatment technology for the school and formulating a coherent plan that included the behavior aspect, long-term financing. In summer 2019, he worked on participatory action and field research to examine WASH services and needs in the Bidi Bidi refugee settlement. He values engaging community members, building partnerships, and applying the importance of listening and thinking before jumping to action in sustainable engineering projects.
Anit enjoys writing poetry, playing soccer, and traveling to new places in his spare time.