Dinesh Karki

University of Nebraska Omaha

Dinesh Karki has been described as a civic engager for the good of all. He is fully committed to addressing barriers faced by refugee, migrant, and diverse students by facilitating opportunities for them to become connected to the services and support needed to thrive. With a passion for education, he has come to understand how societal systems can work together to provide. A lack of education makes it difficult for new immigrant families to start a new life in the US. As someone who sees opportunities when faced with challenges, he has begun building a network for his peers in high school and college to provide support, community and better connect members to resources needed as first-generation refugee students.

Dr.Jeffrey Gold
University of Nebraska Omaha

Personal Statement

Community involvement in advancing faith, culture, and education have always been my family’s daily motto. I became involved in educational inequality by volunteering at annual events like World Refugee Days and Bhutanese-Nepali festivals. Since 2010, I have been participating in the World Refugee Day programs helping immigrant families with translation and guidance. I started helping newcomers in middle school by translating. Every year I am involved with my community to celebrate our festivals and promote/preserve our culture. As I got older and became more involved in the communities, I came to understand how societal systems can work together to provide support--emphasizing the importance of education and social work. The lack of education makes it difficult for new immigrant families to start a new life in the US. On campus, I work with peers to help all students (especially Bhutanese-Nepali) have more academic success. We strive to encourage high school and college students to move forward--providing tools and access to resources including volunteerism, FAFSA and other scholarship opportunities. As a UNO Public Health major, I want to create a positive path for youth success that includes community engagement, staying in school, maintaining good health, and making drug-free choices.

Dinesh Karki
Public Health & Pre-Nursing: Class of 2021
written 2020

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Alexander Kaye, U. of Central Florida Miyako Iwata, UC Berkeley M. Chiamaka Okonkwo, UNC Charlotte Noelia Michelle Flores González, Universidad de Monterrey Ashlyn Woods, University of Baltimore Greta Hacker, University of Central Arkansas Christian Coleman, University of Central Oklahoma Hailey Ettinger, University of Colorado Boulder Michael Hernández, University of Connecticut Claire Sullivan, University of Dayton Maggie Nelson, University of Delaware Tarun Ramesh, University of Georgia Gregoria Uroza, University of Houston-Downtown Wasan Kumar, University of Illinois at Chicago Kaitlyn Meyr, University of Kentucky Ana Benitez, University of La Verne Amanda Gardner, University of Maine at Augusta Stephanie Turcios, University of Mary Washington Nihira Mugamba, University of Maryland, Baltimore County(UMBC) Maggie Sullivan, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Danelia Ramirez Aguilar, University of Massachusetts Lowell Jendayi London, University of Miami Meredith Days, University of Michigan Lucy Grimshaw, University of Missouri – St. Louis Kortney Sims, University of Montana Dinesh Karki, University of Nebraska Omaha Alexandra Vergara, University of New Hampshire Keyri Ambrocio, University of New Haven Aryelle Jacobsen, University of North Carolina Asheville Katherine Torres, University of North Georgia Yarik Molina, University of North Texas at Dallas Cole Passick, University of Northern Iowa Evan McKenna, University of Notre Dame Justin Norris, University of Oklahoma Nisha Sridhar, University of Oregon Oluwatomisin Oyedele, University of Pennsylvania Stephanie Rose, University of Pittsburgh TJ Tann, University of Richmond Ana Trejo Aguilar, University of San Diego Evelyn Pedraza Fernandez, University of San Francisco Imani Sherrills, University of South Carolina Beaufort Patrick Mack, University of South Carolina Upstate Reylan Cook, University of South Carolina-Columbia - Columbia, SC Tyus Edmond, University of St Thomas Amber Heidenreich, University of Wisconsin - Superior Shehrose Charania, University of Wisconsin-Madison Tavyonia Davis, University of Wisconsin-Parkside Trenton Ebel, UW Green Bay
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