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Jeevan Bhatta

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Bio

I'm passionate about using my computer knowledge to reduce the world's vast inequalities.

Education

Minerva Schools at Keck Graduate Institute

Bachelor's degree program
2022 - 2026
  • Majors:
    • Computer Science
  • Minors:
    • Social Sciences, General
    • Business/Commerce, General

Miscellaneous

  • Desired degree level:

    Doctoral degree program (PhD, MD, JD, etc.)

  • Graduate schools of interest:

  • Transfer schools of interest:

  • Majors of interest:

    • Computer Science
    • Business/Commerce, General
    • Social Sciences, General
  • Not planning to go to medical school
  • Career

    • Dream career field:

      Computer Software

    • Dream career goals:

    • Zonal Secretary

      Interact District 3292, Zone 5
      2021 – 20221 year
    • Resident Assistant

      Minerva University
      2022 – Present2 years

    Public services

    • Volunteering

      Self — Tutor, Mentor
      2019 – 2022
    • Volunteering

      Self — Curriculum designer, trainer
      2020 – 2021

    Future Interests

    Advocacy

    Volunteering

    Philanthropy

    Entrepreneurship

    Corrick Family First-Gen Scholarship
    Walking four hours to reach home? For a 62 KM distance, I had to ride a bus and walk for eight, and four hours respectively to reach my village in Dadeldhura, Nepal. It is not just the topography, my village was isolated from the Internet and even phone networks until 2020. I never saw a computer until my middle school. In grades 2, 3, and 4, I repeatedly learned the definition of a computer but never realized how powerful that “electronic machine” was. The government sent a couple of computers to my school, but my teachers weren’t trained to use them and the computers were locked in a room as some mystery device. After completing high school in the capital, I returned to my village and visited the school. The number of computers was increased but the students were still limited to memorizing the definitions and full forms of computer terms. The teachers were trained a few years to a couple of decades ago. Talking to them, I realized that they were annoyed by their inability to answer students’ questions regarding CS. I realized lack of learning opportunities was preventing access to technology and the world of the Internet. I planned to conduct a 3-day IT training camp for the teachers and students. With the support from PeaceFirst Inc., I invited my friend to repair the computers and taught computer basics, MS Office, MS Powerpoint, and MS Excel to about 15 teachers and 50 students. I conducted a similar training for 80 students in Accham, Nepal. Students whose hands were shivering to use the mouse could now format their documents, create pie charts in Excel and use animations in their presentations. Through the training, I barely invoked an interest in technology and provided resources to learn more. However, this story expands beyond me, my village, Nepal, and South Asia. There are many teachers and students who need small support to start their journey to the world of the Internet. I embarked on a career in Computer Science to provide the support and bring equality in terms of technology access. I want to use my Computer Science degree (knowledge and tools) to analyze and solve problems in remote and underdeveloped regions. With the use of computers and digital communication human connections are weakening as opposed to our expectation. I want to make a closer human connection in those communities and train them to increase local innovation and drive sustainable development.
    Future Leaders in Technology Scholarship - College Award
    Can you type your name in Google docs? This question may sound silly, but when half of the world plans to build colonies on Mars, the other half is too far from technology. Students in remote Nepal cannot even open a computer or write their names in Word. I never saw a smartphone or a computer during primary school and got my first laptop at the end of high school. My teachers in the school needed to become more familiar with this invention and were limited in teaching the definition of a Computer without any practical application in class. There is vast inequality in terms of technology access and education between the western and eastern worlds, especially in the remote regions of south Asia. I have always loved maths, and I found Computer Science very similar to Maths. I love that, using computers, I can design programs that can help in promoting equality and access. I’m seeking to pursue Computer Science as my major and career path. I’m planning to complement my CS major with courses in Social Sciences and Natural Sciences at my University to understand research methods and understand child psychology. Before coming to the US, I partnered with a US-based Organization, Peacefirst Inc., and local governments and schools in Nepal to conduct a Basic IT training camp in Nepal's Dadeldhura and Achham districts. I run a workshop for Basic computer operation, a Microsoft Office package, and running online classes (Zoom and Google meet). These camps deepened my interest in technology and equality. I’m currently developing a curriculum for YouthSF, an organization in San Francisco, to introduce problem-solving skills to junior high school students. We are focusing on introducing social problems they may face in their daily lives and helping them solve them using empathy. Throughout my Journey in 7 countries across the four years at Minerva University, I will explore technology in those countries and their practices to make technology accessible for all. After my graduation, I’ll use these learnings to curate a curriculum for students and teachers in Nepal and other remote regions in South Asia to ensure equal access to computers. There is a lack of infrastructure and also knowledge. Initially, I’ll focus on providing basic knowledge to students and teachers with the available resources. My goal in this stage is to introduce the world of computers to them and inspire them to learn more. Since I heard the name Microsoft Inc., I have always had Everest Inc. in my mind. I want to establish this company as a software development company focusing on solving problems in Rural Nepal and partner with the government and other organizations to accumulate resources for technology education in those regions. As a CS graduate, I want to help other students gain access to computers in remote regions of the world and reduce the existing inequality.
    Esteemed Project Scholarship
    Can you type your name in Google docs? This question may sound silly, but when half of the world plans to build colonies on Mars, the other half is too far from technology. Students in remote Nepal cannot even open a computer or write their names in Word. I never saw a smartphone or a computer during primary school and got my first laptop at the end of high school. My teachers in the school needed to become more familiar with this invention and were limited in teaching the definition of a Computer without any practical application in class. There is vast inequality in terms of technology access and education between the western and eastern worlds, especially in the remote regions of south Asia. I have always loved maths, and I found Computer Science very similar to Maths. I love that, using computers, I can design programs that can help in promoting equality and access. I’m seeking to pursue Computer Science as my major and career path. I’m planning to complement my CS major with courses in Social Sciences and Natural Sciences at my University to understand research methods and understand child psychology. Before coming to the US, I partnered with a US-based Organization, Peacefirst Inc., and local governments and schools in Nepal to conduct a Basic IT training camp in Nepal's Dadeldhura and Achham districts. I run a workshop for Basic computer operation, a Microsoft Office package, and running online classes (Zoom and Google meet). These camps deepened my interest in technology and equality. I’m currently developing a curriculum for YouthSF, an organization in San Francisco, to introduce problem-solving skills to junior high school students. We are focusing on introducing social problems they may face in their daily lives and helping them solve them using empathy. Throughout my Journey in 7 countries across the four years at Minerva University, I will explore technology in those countries and their practices to make technology accessible for all. After my graduation, I’ll use these learnings to curate a curriculum for students and teachers in Nepal and other remote regions in South Asia to ensure equal access to computers. There is a lack of infrastructure and also knowledge. Initially, I’ll focus on providing basic knowledge to students and teachers with the available resources. My goal in this stage is to introduce the world of computers to them and inspire them to learn more. Since I heard the name Microsoft Inc., I have always had Everest Inc. in my mind. I want to establish this company as a software development company focusing on solving problems in Rural Nepal and partner with the government and other organizations to accumulate resources for technology education in those regions. As a CS graduate, I want to help other students gain access to computers in remote regions of the world and reduce the existing inequality.
    Do Good Scholarship
    Can you type your name in Google docs? This question may sound silly, but when half of the world plans to build colonies on Mars, the other half is too far from technology. Students in remote Nepal cannot even open a computer or write their names in Word. I never saw a smartphone or a computer during primary school and got my first laptop at the end of high school. My teachers in the school needed to become more familiar with this invention and were limited in teaching the definition of a Computer without any practical application in class. There is vast inequality in terms of technology access and education between the western and eastern worlds, especially in the remote regions of south Asia. I have always loved maths, and I found Computer Science very similar to Maths. I love that, using computers, I can design programs that can help in promoting equality and access. I’m seeking to pursue Computer Science as my major and career path. I’m planning to complement my CS major with courses in Social Sciences and Natural Sciences at my University to understand research methods and understand child psychology. Before coming to the US, I partnered with a US-based Organization, Peacefirst Inc., and local governments and schools in Nepal to conduct a Basic IT training camp in Nepal's Dadeldhura and Achham districts. I run a workshop for Basic computer operation, a Microsoft Office package, and running online classes (Zoom and Google meet). These camps deepened my interest in technology and equality. I’m currently developing a curriculum for YouthSF, an organization in San Francisco, to introduce problem-solving skills to junior high school students. We are focusing on introducing social problems they may face in their daily lives and helping them solve them using empathy. Throughout my Journey in 7 countries across the four years at Minerva University, I will explore technology in those countries and their practices to make technology accessible for all. After my graduation, I’ll use these learnings to curate a curriculum for students and teachers in Nepal and other remote regions in South Asia to ensure equal access to computers. There is a lack of infrastructure and also knowledge. Initially, I’ll focus on providing basic knowledge to students and teachers with the available resources. My goal in this stage is to introduce the world of computers to them and inspire them to learn more. Since I heard the name Microsoft Inc., I have always had Everest Inc. in my mind. I want to establish this company as a software development company focusing on solving problems in Rural Nepal and partner with the government and other organizations to accumulate resources for technology education in those regions. As a CS graduate, I want to help other students gain access to computers in remote regions of the world and reduce the existing inequality.
    Crenati Foundation Supporting International Students Scholarship
    Can you type your name in Google docs? This question may sound silly, but when half of the world plans to build colonies on Mars, the other half is too far from technology. Students in remote Nepal cannot even open a computer or write their names in Word. I never saw a smartphone or a computer during primary school and got my first laptop at the end of high school. My teachers in the school needed to become more familiar with this invention and were limited in teaching the definition of a Computer without any practical application in class. There is vast inequality in terms of technology access and education between the western and eastern worlds, especially in the remote regions of south Asia. I have always loved maths and I found Computer Science very similar to Maths. I love that, using computers I can design programs that can help in promoting equality and access. I’m seeking to pursue Computer Science as my major and career path. I’m planning to complement my CS major with courses in Social Sciences and Natural Sciences at my University to understand research methods and understand child psychology. Before coming to the US, I partnered with a US-based Organization, Peacefirst Inc., and local governments and schools in Nepal to conduct a Basic IT training camp in Nepal's Dadeldhura and Achham districts. I run a workshop for Basic computer operation, a Microsoft Office package, and running online classes (Zoom and Google meet). These camps deepened my interest in technology and equality. I’m currently developing a curriculum for YouthSF, an organization in San Francisco, to introduce problem-solving skills to junior high school students. We are focusing on introducing social problems they may face in their daily lives and helping them solve them using empathy. Throughout my Journey in 7 countries across the four years at Minerva University, I will explore technology in those countries and their practices to make technology accessible for all. After my graduation, I’ll use these learnings to curate a curriculum for students and teachers in Nepal and other remote regions in South Asia to ensure equal access to computers. There is a lack of infrastructure and also knowledge. Initially, I’ll focus on providing basic knowledge to students and teachers with the available resources. My goal in this stage is to introduce the world of computers to them and inspire them to learn more. Since I heard the name Microsoft Inc., I have always had Everest Inc. in my mind. I want to establish this company as a software development company focusing on solving problems in Rural Nepal and partner with government and other organizations to accumulate resources for technology education in those regions. As a CS graduate, I want to help other students gain access to computers in remote regions of the world and reduce the existing inequality.
    Charlie Akers Memorial Scholarship
    Basic IT Training to my village Teacher During my pre-primary school years, I never saw a smartphone or a computer. Moreover, the teachers at that school in Dadeldhura,Nepal were similar. It was just a random thought one day, but what if I could share them with the basic computer knowledge I have? Can that help tens of thousands of kids who will graduate from that school in future years? Later, I spotted a Facebook advertisement for social ideation hosted by Peacefirst Incorporation, a non-profit dedicated to peacemaking. I further worked on the idea and decided to submit a IT camp concept. After preliminary selection from hundreds of candidates from Asia and Oceania and two months of mentorship, my project came into proper shape, and I was awarded a mini-grant to conduct a three days camp. It was the project day, and I was a little apprehensive. I was tutoring teachers for the first time, and they were the ones who had taught me throughout my childhood. However, the curiosity of teachers and especially students of grade eight instilled confidence in me. I was astounded by their enthusiasm for computers and their progress in just three days. Those who could only write their names in Microsoft Word could now format their documents in word, create pie charts in Excel and use animations in their presentations. Giving back something I learned to my community has provided me with great satisfaction and motivation and makes me feel closer to my dream of DreamEverest, my dream company that will work to increase access of computer and technology in the remote communities of South Asia.