My Story

I've lived the life of a global nomad and I am  a new American. I was born in the Netherlands to Nepali parents, raised in India, China and Nepal. I spent formative years in the United States and in Ethiopia. My professional career as a leader in international development --- working on global health, education, water and sanitation spans  over 25 years. In 2011, I moved from Addis Ababa to New York City and started Buunni Coffee with my husband. Our small business has become a hub for community conversation and action. I'm the proud mama of two daughters, who keep me learning and laughing every day.