I grew up in the capital city of Bangladesh and also completed my Bachelor and Master of Science degree from University of Dhaka, Bangladesh majoring in the field of 'Disaster Science and Management'. I have specialization in the qualitative risk assessment of cyclonic storm surge. During my undergrad, I was selected as the 'Global UGRAD Exchange Program' finalist funded by U.S. Department of State and studied Environmental Studies in Florida Gulf Coast University for one semester.
Currently I am a doctorate student at SNR majoring in the ‘Human Dimension of Natural Resources’. I am also working in the NSF funded National Collaborative for Research on Food, Energy, and Water Education (NC-FEW) with Cory T. Forbes, Associate Professor of Science Education in the School of Natural Resources.