Yale Himalaya Initiative

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Bibek Basnet

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Bibek Basnet is a sophomore at Yale University majoring in Economics and Mathematics. After completing his International Baccalaureate Diploma from England in 2014, he attended Hotchkiss School, CT before joining Yale as a class of 2019. Born and raised in the foothills of the Himalayas in Nepal, Bibek is passionate about environmental sustainability and climate change. He aims to continue his love and ties with the Himalayas through his involvement in YHI programs and research activities. 

Bibek is fluent in Nepali, English, and Hindi.  He has a good understanding of Spanish and Chinese. Bibek spent summer 2016 in Beijing learning the Chinese language at International University of Business and Economics as a recipient of Richard U. Light Fellowship from Yale University.

At Yale, he is part of Yale Cricket team, Yale Undergraduate Diversified Investment Group, and Yale Roosevelt Institute. He loves playing soccer and supports Manchester United Football Club.