Sradda Thapa ’08: Communications and Research

Sradda Thapa was a world traveler before she even got to Gordon; besides her home country, Nepal, she had lived in Hong Kong, India, and Australia. Senior year she interned in Washington, D.C., and after graduation worked with Search for Common Ground, which seeks to build sustainable peace. As a youth advisor to the Women’s Refugee Commission, she addressed the United Nations General Assembly on the impact of conflict on youths’ access to quality education.

In June 2009 Sradda joined The Carter Center to observe Nepal’s constitution-drafting and peace process. In 2012 she moved to Afghanistan, where she is with a communications firm in Kabul that works with government and international agencies. In one project, she analyzes data and reports on a nationwide multi-year project on counter narcotics. Her time at Gordon, she says, “equipped me with the perspective and shaped the priorities which have eased the many changes and transitions I find joy in.”