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The 2024 Conference on College Composition and Communication (4Cs) in Spokane was yet another fantastic event for me. It was a pleasure to present my work and listen to people who shared my interests. On the one hand, sonic rhetoric is in my heart; on the other, environmental rhetoric is in my head. Both of these topics contribute to my professional development as a researcher.
In Spokane, I had the opportunity to participate in two panels, one as a chair and one as a presenter. On April 4, 2024, I chaired a panel on “Reclaiming Cultures of Gratitude: A Transdisciplinary Exploration of Human and Nonhuman Environmental Ecologies” with my friends Marissa Bond, Cheyanne Lozano, and Menuka Gurung. I presented my Sonic Autoethnography on a panel titled “Sonic Abundance: Methods of Amplifying Identity, Culture, and Community in Sound-Based Teaching and Research,” alongside Jose Manuel Flores, Desiree Sterling, and Elizabeth Escobedos, on April 6, 2024. Dr. Steph Ceraso was originally scheduled to chair the session, but due to health issues, she was unable to fly to Spokane. We missed her.
As a former awardee of the Scholars for the Dream Travel Award, I was so proud to be there at 4Cs to present my work. I feel empowered, energized, and more confident than last year. Scholars, my professors, colleagues, friends (new and old), and everyone I met at the convention were amazing. I am grateful to each and everyone. In addition to all these academic experiences, the natural beauty of Spokane is something I will always remember.

The 2023 Conference for College Composition and Communication was a very motivating convention for me. I am very pleased and happy to share that I am one of the recipients of the 2023 CCCC Scholars for the Dream Travel Award. The award includes $1000, a certificate, and a wonderful badge. It is a proud moment for me as a Graduate Student, an instructor, and a researcher in the field of Rhetoric and Writing. I owe this award to all my professors, friends, students, and family members for continuously inspiring and motivating me.
I also presented my research in our panel entitled “Resilient pedagogies in times of crisis: Teaching and learning strategies in Nepal, Nigeria, and the U.S. with Dr. Brad Jacobson and Chimee Adioha, where I shared about “My Sonic Autoethnography: Experiencing and Teaching Sound.”
Thanks to everyone!
A long way to go!

Waiting for the turn at Rapti River, Chitwan National Park, Nepal.

The setting sun resembles the stages of our lives. In the picture I tried to capture the final stages of a sunset. It is the picture taken in the last moment (about 5 minutes of its complete disappearance) from Kapan, my present residence.

This is the image captured during the first visit to Bangladesh in 2018. It was an amazing experience for a person from a land-locked country to be on a ship on Bay of Bengal. It is captured by a mobile Redmi 3S 32 Model.

The zigzag path is a railway track in Chattogram (Chittagong), Bangladesh. During the visit of Dhaka and Chattogram for a conference on Nepal-Bangladesh Studies, this picture was taken. It is not that possible to see this type of track in Nepal at least for now so it looked fascinating. The picture was captured by Canon 80D.

I am passionate about photography. The nature motivates me to capture its moments. I am more interested to capture the natural moments like sunrise, sunset, moving clouds, birds, and all that come under natural environment. I am not a professinal photographer but my passion towards photography is something special. My sister and Researcher friend Ms. Renuka Khatiwada, also the official photographer of SAFAR, helps me with the technicalities of photography.





I am a professional teacher. It was a compulsion for me in my early career days, but now it is the most important part of my life. I don’t enjoy anything as much as teaching. Apart from teaching I have started photography as an interest/hobby in the beginning. But now I realize that I should take it ahead professionally too. So I am trying to getting involved in it.