Alfa M. Shakya is the Editor – Newsletter/Website of Division A, District 41, Toastmasters International for the year 2019-20. She is also the Vice President Education at KU-SOM Toastmasters. She is a writer by heart and a business graduate by education. An avid reader since childhood, her love of words has kept her involved in content writing, curation, and editing. Previously, she worked at The Storytellers, an organization that believes in inspiring change through stories.
Alfa joined Toastmasters in 2018 at her alma mater club – Kathmandu University School of Management Toastmasters Club. She served as the Vice President Public Relations in the latter half of 2018/19. In the same year, Alfa went on to win the First Runner Up place at the District Finals in the International Speech Contest at Oration 2019, Kolkata.
Alongside her undergraduate degree in business, Alfa also pursued the Chinese language at the Confucius Institute at Kathmandu University. She is a recipient of the Confucius Institute Scholarship. She also represented Nepal at the 14th Chinese Bridge Competition 2015 held in Chang Sha – an international contest hosted by the Confucius Institute/Hanban for foreign college-level students pursuing the Chinese language.
Music is another area that interests Alfa. During her spare time, you can find her strumming her instruments and humming songs. You can also find her poetic and literary side as she continues to pen her thoughts in her blogs.