Massachusetts – Kashish Bastola

Kashish Bastola




McKinney, Texas
Harvard University

Kashish Bastola is an American historian and community organizer studying at Harvard College. At Harvard, he is concentrating in American Studies and hopes to build an archive of Nepali American communities and other underrepresented Asian American communities. Kashish is on the board of the Phillips Brooks House Association which stewards community programs in Cambridge and Boston and served on the Student Advisory Council of the Harvard Institute of Politics. Kashish teaches for Harvard CIVICS in Boston Public Schools, mentors elementary school children for Harvard and Radcliffe Musical Outreach to Neighborhood Youth (HARMONY), serves on the Student Advisory Board of the Harvard Radcliffe Institute, and researches at the Harvard Forest. As a Texan, Kashish is passionate about representing the Gulf South and improving access to education for poor and working-class communities. He loves making momo with his family and watching Texas sunsets.