Tashi Gurung

School of Human Evolution and Social Change
900 Cady Mall
Graduate Assistant/Associate
TEMPE Campus

Student Information

Graduate Student
Environmental Social Science (Complex Adaptive Systems Science)
The College of Lib Arts & Sci


Tashi Gurung is from Lo-manthang, Mustang a remote region in the Himalayas of Nepal at the altitude of 12,598 feet. Gurung, got his undergraduate degree in BS, Environmental Science from the University of Minnesota in 2013. Gurung worked as the sustainability assistant at UofM for one year before pursuing this masters at the Humphrey School of Public Policy in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy in 2016. Gurung is a first year PhD student in Environmental Social Science at the School of Human Evolution and Social Change. Gurung’s research interests lie in climate change adaptation, tourism, sustainability, institutions, understanding the role of institutional arrangement and governance at household and local level focusing on the Himalayan communities in Nepal and across the world. Gurung hopes his work will contribute in making policy decisions to optimize the positive impacts and reduce the negative impacts of tourism, climate change, and institutions.  



BS-Environmental Science, University of Minnesota, Crookston

MS-Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy, Humphrey School of Public Policy

Phd Candidate - Environmental Social Science, School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State University