B.A. Theater Studies and Ethnicity, Race, and Migration, Yale College
5+ years privately tutoring students in both Nepal and New York.
Arun double majored in Theater Studies and Ethnicity, Race, and Migration at Yale College. After graduating, she became an inaugural member of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts’ Hemispheric Institute of Politics and Performance EMERGENYC Program for Young Artists of Color. After working to promote gender equity on campus as the Equity and Policy Post-Graduate Associate of The Women Faculty Forum at Yale University, she consulted for Minority Rights Group International. There, she helped implement street theater to combat racism in several countries in Africa, the Middle East, and The Dominican Republic. She eventually decided to return to her roots by starting her own non-profit, and she now serves as the Executive Director of The Kumari Project which educates and empowers orphans in Nepal, from where she was adopted. She is passionate about empowering children, cultivating their strengths, and honoring their individuality through education and one-on-one tutoring.
- Arun was awarded the Yale College Public Service Research Grant to implement a self-develop visual and performance arts curriculum with Tibetan refugee children.
- She studied Education and Social Change with the School for International Training in Chile and Argentina for summer abroad.
- Arun’s favorite TV show is Friday Night Lights.
- She has a hard time deciding between spaghetti, Tikka Masala, or anything Greek as far as what her favorite food is!