Sastrika Shakya is a Microbiologist who has recently completed her Master’s Degree. She is aspiring to work in the area of water and plastic pollution management. Currently she is working as a Research Assistant at Research Center for Applied Science and Technology (RECAST) where she focuses her work on plastic degradation, water purification as well as food safety. She is ambitious and determined to benefit the country with her research work and take her plans onto a global level as well. She is hopeful to expand her knowledge further by receiving a doctorate degree in future endeavors. Sastrika is diligent, hardworking, enthusiastic and a team player, who also enjoys playing sports, dancing and travelling to places filled with cultural diversity.