Our Team

Get to know our team.

Pawan Dhakal

Consultant, Vision Dolpo

Pawan helps manage our fundraising campaigns, design projects and programs, and assists with curriculum development and future planning. He holds a M.Sc in Physics from Ohio State University, and a B.A in Physics and Mathematics from Dartmouth College. In the past, he has worked as an e-learning content designer at Open Learning Exchange Nepal, graduate teaching assistant at Ohio State University, and volunteer teacher and researcher for schools in Upper Mustang and Dolpo, including Crystal Mountain School in 2017. He has more than 8 years of teaching and tutoring experience, and 4+ years of independent research and project experience. His main interests include theoretical physics research, education reform and local curriculum development, teaching and the outdoors.

Bikash Deshar

Academic Director, Crystal Mountain School

Bikash is an educator with more than 15 years of experience in Education and Leadership. He manages the day to day academic programs in Crystal Mountain School, creates curriculum to engage students and designs a teaching learning environment for both teachers and students. He holds a Masters degree in Educational Leadership and Management from Kathmandu University and has a Bachelor’s  degree in Chemistry from Tribhuvan University. In the past, he worked as a Program Manager and a country lead in Sunsar Maya, a non-profit based in San Francisco and Kathmandu. He is also a STEAM educator and a teacher trainer with an experience of training around 500 teachers from around the country. He also worked as an Chief Education Officer in a non-profit called Tergar Charity Nepal and helped them create their pilot curriculum on Women Literacy Program. Working with students and in the education sector is his passion.