Who We Are

We are four sisters born and raised in Nepal. We have settled in the United States and United Arab Emirates but our hearts remain passionate about helping our Motherland and her people.

The Sundar and Neena Foundation is named after our parents, Sundar Man and Neena Shrestha, who have instilled the value of education, hard work, compassion, and selflessness in each one of us. Our parents sacrificed a lot in order to move our family to the United States so that we could have a better education and life. We want to honour their sacrifice and hard work by contributing to opportunities for good education and a better life for children and women in Nepal.

Our people:

Suni Shrestha

Chief Executive Officer

Suni works as an environmental planner for Louis Berger, an international consulting firm.  She has worked on projects for several Federal agencies and in various places including Guam, Puerto Rico, and Peru. She received her Bachelor of Science from Frostburg University.  In the past, she has volunteered for organizations such as the Girls Scouts, Environmental Sustainability Committee and currently, she volunteers by teaching English to the refugees at the Catholic Refugee Services. She lives in Alabama with her husband, Paul, and daughter, Maya.

Juni Shrestha

Chief Operations Officer

Juni is a Juvenile Forensic psychologist and works at ProvenTherapy.com as a Psychologist and Safa Community School as a Teaching Assistant.  She received her Bachelor of Business Administration from Eastern Kentucky University and her Master of Science in Juvenile Forensic Psychology from Prairie View A&M University.  She is passionate about empowering women and children.  Recently, she volunteered at schools in Nepal doing art and talk therapies for children ages 3 to 16.  She lives in Dubai with her husband, Bijay, and children, Nikhil and Diya.

Leeni Shrestha

Chief Financial Officer

Leeni received her Bachelor of Science from Eastern Kentucky University in Middle Grade Education and Bookkeeping Certificate from Ivy Tech Community College.  She will be joining Michigan State University in Fall of 2015 for a Master of Social Work in Organization and Community Leadership.  She has several years of volunteering experiences in various capacities.  She lives in Michigan with her husband, Scott, and children, Ava and Ehan.

Bijaya Shrestha

Chief Communications Officer

General Counsel

Bijaya is licensed attorney and has fundraising experience from volunteering with several organizations including Kentucky Refugee Ministries.  She received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Louisville and her Juris Doctorate from NKU Salmon P. Chase College of Law.  She lives in Kentucky with her boyfriend, Josh, and two dogs, Kobe and Avon.

 

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