The secretary for the 2022 International Student Council Dipankar Karki is a graduate student at the Civil Engineering department of the Southern Illinois University of Carbondale. He is majoring in structural engineering. Dipankar is from Nepal where he completed his BE in civil engineering at Kathmandu Engineering College in 2016. He worked as a civil engineer in the design of large-scale hydropower plants before pursuing his master’s at SIU in 2021. Apart from studies he enjoys playing sports and meeting new people and learning about the various cultures and lifestyles of people from across the globe. He believes that an integral part of studying abroad is interacting and meeting various people from different communities and hopes to be able to facilitate this experience for fellow students as part of the ISC.