- MS Environmental Policy 2007
Smriti Dahal graduated in August 2007 with a master's degree in environmental policy. Her research took her back to her native Nepal, where she studied a group of women in Gundu, a village eight miles southeast of Kathmandu.
The women were managing a small woodlot used by the entire community - and they were asserting themselves in a country hidebound by male dominance and an outlawed, but persistent, caste system.
Dahal found the forest thriving and the women branching out into newfound leadership. read more at http://www.admin.mtu.edu/urel/magazine/winter0708/nature_of_things.html
Excerpted from Michigan Tech Magazine, Winter 2007-2008