Dr Panta is a tourism specialist, researcher and educationist. Shereceived her PhD from the University of Florida with a focus on tourism and livelihood sustainability.She is member of Research Advisory Board for an IDRC funded project led by a team at the University of Florida. As a co-founder of Samriddhi Agriculture Research and Development Pvt. Ltd., she has been utilizing her strong interdisciplinary academic background to explore the synergistic interrelationship among tourism and agriculture for inclusive development in Nepalese society.As an educationist, she is currently serving in the subject committee of Bachelor of Hospitality Management Program of Kathmandu University and leading the undergraduate program in tourism and hospitality management in Little Angels’ College of Management. She believes in life-long learning and is a strong advocate for science entrepreneurship that can create positive social impact.